When the movie Magnifico came out, a lot of Filipinos were touched and cried along with the characters of the movie. The magnificent story of the selfless boy who tried to solve all the problems of their family earned the love and the hearts of Filipinos.
The movie became child star Jiro Manio’s shot to fame. He was brilliant in his portrayal of the titular role. It would be a great treat if the movie will be remastered, like other old movies, and shown in cinemas again.
Although it is not yet happening, the actress who played Jiro’s sick younger sister, Isabelle de Leon, decided to surprise everyone with an Instagram picture that will surely hit everyone right in the feels.
It turns out that Jiro and Isabelle had a mini-reunion. They took this as an opportunity to recreate the iconic Magnifico poster but with a twist. The original one shows a young Jiro giving the young Isabelle a piggyback ride. But the new Instagram photo shows Isabelle carrying Jiro on her back.
One thing that netizens notice in the old and new versions is the smiles on the actors’ faces. It seems that the bond they forged during filming days is still lasting up to know.
Support During Times of Need
Everyone is aware of what happened to Jiro’s life. However, it is good to know that there are a lot of people like Ai Ai Delas Alas and Isabelle de Leon who are ready to help him. The downward spiral in his life surely severed a lot of connections for the actor but there are still a lot of people who are ready to support and encourage him. Isabelle also left a sweet message along with the photo.
Maraming salamat sa pag buhat mo sakin 11 years ago kuya jiro! pero hayaan mo na ikaw naman ang buhatin namin ngayon..hindi naging madali ang buhay, pero tandaan mo na hindi nasusukat ang tao sa kanyang pag bagsak..Kung hindi sa kung paano tayong babangon mula dito.. 💪🏻 maaring di tayo nakita ni direk maryo sa muli nating pag ta-tagpo..but im sure naka ngiti sya mula sa langit sa muli mong pagbabalik! Hinihintay ka ng industriyang nag ma-mahal sayo!
A lot of people were happy to see the stars’ mini-reunion. It is surely a trip down the memory lane and reminded everyone of the great movies that the Philippines have.