Megastar Sharon Cuneta took to Instagram to look for a young vegetable vendor whose photo she saw online. The Megastar said she wants to let him know that he no longer has to sell vegetables not only because she wants to buy everything he was selling, but she wants to send him to school. Sharon even tagged her friend Fanny Serrano to ask for his help in looking for the boy in the photo:
“@fannytfserrano TF, nasaan ang batang ito?!!! Gusto ko bilhin lahat ng tinda niya araw-araw tapos iba magtitinda dahil mag-aaral na siya!!! Waaahhh!!!”
The photo showed a little boy resting with his eyes closed, seemingly sleepy, while sitting by the vegetables he was selling. His ‘paninda’ (goods) were neatly laid down on a blue cloth on the side of a road as he sat on a makeshift stool.
Sharon’s generosity was commended by a lot of netizens, most of them praising the Megastar for her kind heart:
“Yes please ! A brighter future for him”
“Miss Sharon have you found this kid yet? Thank you for your kindness.!I hope to get an update about this little boy. May he succeed in life someday with your generosity”
“Sana mahanap nyo na po sya. God send you as an instrument to help those who are in need just like this cute little angel..”
“So mabait ka tlga at may puso sa mga mahihirap specialy sa mga bata god bless you ms @reallysharoncuneta”
However, it seems like Sharon Cuneta’s generosity may have to be put on hold as some netizens suggested that the boy is not from the Philippines. A number of commenters pointed out that the little vegetable vendor is from another Asian country:
“@reallysharoncuneta I guess the kid is from Myammar or Indonesia kasi yung tinda niya na bilig na green parang tung garcinia cambogia fruit..”
“This is a picture probably from Mizoram, Northeast India. I can’t be too sure though”
“@reallysharoncuneta hello sharon, this kid is from Indonesia. And he is selling Indonesian vegetables.”
“I think is not Filipino, he look like thailander or indonesian, but never mind the nationality if you have the good heart and intention to help others in need the go ahead God bless your heart and your source of income.”
As of writing, the Megastar’s post has already garnered over 37,000 likes. However, there is still no update regarding the kid’s identity or whereabouts.
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