Boy Studying On The Street Gets A Life-changing Photograph Taken Of Him

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You never know where you’ll find inspiration. As Joyce Gilos Torrefranca knows. She wrote on Facebook, “I got inspired by a kid ❤” after seeing this child studying on the streets of the Philippines at night in front of a McDonald’s. A student herself in Mandaue City, Philippines, she didn’t realize that her own inspiration would help inspire others to reach and help this studious child.

I got inspired by a kid ❤️

Posted by Joyce Gilos Torrefranca onTuesday, June 23, 2015

“For me as a student, it just hit me a lot, like big time,” shared Torrefranca. “I seldom go to coffee shops to study. And then this kid, he doesn’t have anything but he has dedication to study.” Source: ABS-CBNNews.com

According to ABS-CBN, the boy was later found at a local grocery store where his mother and sibling work for less than $2 a day. The family had been homeless due to a fire that destroyed their home leaving him to study in the streets wherever he could find light.

Since the photo has gone viral throughout the Philippines, and now the rest of the world, many including local authorities have reached out to help the family and make sure they’re taken care of. He’s even received a scholarship, school supplies and cash to ensure that he continues to pursue his education and reach his dreams.

I didn’t think that a simple photo can make a huge difference. Thank you guys for sharing the photo. With that, we were…

Posted by Joyce Gilos Torrefranca onSaturday, June 27, 2015

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