He has been a tricycle driver in Santa Maria, Bulacan for a long time but one night, while taking some men to their destination, they stole his tricycle! Too frail and old to fight against these able-bodied men, the old driver was forced to give up his tricycle.
But without any means to buy another tricycle, the old man was forced to become a beggar to support himself.
He could not rent another tricycle as well, especially because franchise owners prefer younger drivers — and it was quite clear that this old man wasn’t exactly the best candidate to be on the road as a tricycle driver.
His story was shared on social media by a concerned citizen who noticed him still begging money even though it was already 9PM.
Knowing he had been a tricycle driver in the past, this kindhearted netizen asked the old man what happened but was told the sad story of how he lost the tricycle to thieves.
Angered by the thieves’ actions but helpless because they had no idea who stole the tricycle and where to find it, the netizen shared photos of the old man and his story on social media in hopes that he could get the help he desperately needs — not just to get back his tricycle but to also get some food to sustain himself on days when he couldn’t collect enough from kindhearted passersby…