Netizens Expressed Sympathy for Honor Student Eating Rice and Spring Onion at School
DAVAO ORIENTAL – An honor student eating rice and spring onion only for lunch touched the hearts of the online community.
Education is a powerful tool that can open doors to opportunities and a brighter future. However, for many students facing financial challenges, pursuing education can feel like navigating a complicated maze.
Education comes with a price tag, and for poor students, the cost can seem overwhelming. From textbooks to school supplies, every expense adds up. Many poor students find themselves budgeting every penny to ensure they can afford the essentials.
Despite these challenges, these students are determined to break through the barriers that financial constraints create.
Recently, a TikTok user named Jao Khun shared video footage of a poor student eating rice and spring onion for lunch. The video quickly circulated online and elicited various reactions from the netizens.
Jonary Alberca, a dedicated grade school teacher from Bagumbayan Elementary School in Lupon, Davao Oriental shared a heartbreaking video on his TikTok account. The video features one of his pupils, Jalanie Saripada, eating his simple packed lunch.
@jao_khun08 Bilib ko aning bataa kay walay pili tapos honor student pajud❤️🇵🇭#fyp #philippines #xyzbca #onthisday #student #boyscoutofthephilippines ♬ original sound – Jao-Khun
Unlike some students who might have delicious meals, Jalanie’s lunch consists of rice and spring onions. The TikTok video shows the positive attitude of the honor student despite his situation.
In the video, Jalanie is seen smiling while consuming his meal, showcasing contentment and gratitude for what he has.
In a similar story, a student skips school to work and buy medicine for ailing mother
“Bilib ko aning bataa kay walay pili tapos honor student pajud,” Alberca wrote in the caption.
(I admire this child because he has no complaints, and he’s also an honor student).
Alberca also gave encouraging words to the student, “Padayon, dong! You are inspiring many people.”
The netizens expressed their reactions to the heartfelt video: