How many among us grew up with our grandparents? I believe many of us because it is common to Filipino culture for kids to stay with their grandparents while their parents are working.
This is the reason why our “lolos” and “lolas” are very dear to us. We really do love them and respect them so much. We do sometimes idolize their love stories, most especially to grandparents who are still living happily together even they are already old. They make us believe that “forever” do exist.
A Facebook post will prove all of these, Sophia Mae Urcia Hernandez of Lucena City, Quezon, Province posted a photo of a Policeman helping two old people.
The exact caption of the post says that,
“Eto yung nakita ko kaninang umaga after ko mag jogging, around 7 am. Yung tipong sobrang bagal na maglakad nina lola at lolo inaakay sila ni sir kung san sila pupunta. Saludo ako sayo sir. This picture shows it all. I have so much respect to you sir. ”
(This is what I saw this morning after jogging, around 7 am. The type that grandma and grandpa are taking a walk in their place and grandpa led them to where they are going. I salute you, sir. This picture shows it all. I have so much respect to you, sir.)
She even uses that hashtags: #LucenaCity and #WonderPulis.
We all know that in this generation it is very rare for kids, young adults and sometimes adults to take care of our grandparents. This is because of being so busy with work and a lot of stuff.
But this photo reminds us of how our grandparents take good care of us when we were still young. The Policeman never minds even both “lolo” and “lola” are walking so slow just for him to be able to help them.
I hope this inspires us to do the same if we see old people who are carrying big and heavy stuff or old people crossing the streets. I hope we still remember to take care of our grandparents.