This viral heartbreaking farewell of an OFW father to his son had everyone in tears

This viral heartbreaking farewell of an OFW father to his son had everyone in tears

  • Being an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) entails a lot of sacrifices.
  • A father and his son recently went viral after their emotional farewell was put up on Facebook.
  • The heartbreaking clip perfectly demonstrated the sad reality facing our modern-day heroes.

As a child, I had this notion that the life of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was easy and thrilling even. I mean, who doesn’t want to experience going abroad and earn a generous amount of income in only a few months? But as I was growing up, I learned that the life of a migrant worker isn’t as exciting and extravagant as it seemed. Having a father who has worked overseas since I was four years old helped me to open my eyes to the sad reality of these modern-day heroes.

Most OFWs, if not all, were only encouraged to take their jobs for the promising income offers. While it does pay well, being a migrant worker entails a lot of struggles: missing the country, enduring extreme jobs, volunteering for long hours of work for that extra pay, and coming home to an empty house—and that’s only to name a few. Nevertheless, all these combined hardships still do not compare to the ultimate sacrifice they have to make: leaving their family behind.

This is what a father and his son, who recently went viral, demonstrated as they said their painful goodbyes to each other. Their parting was sure to would reduce even the toughest person to tears.

via facebook.com/kim.reyessilverio
via facebook.com/kim.reyessilverio

In the two-part video uploaded by a certain Kim Reyes Silverio on Facebook, an OFW was seen talking to his emotional son. As they made their way to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the boy couldn’t stop crying knowing that his father would leave them soon. The dad promised that he would buy his son whichever toy he wanted, with the hope of making him feel better.

But, the little boy only answered with a heart-wrenching answer:

Gusto ko umuwi ka na.”

via facebook.com/kim.reyessilverio
via facebook.com/kim.reyessilverio
via facebook.com/kim.reyessilverio
via facebook.com/kim.reyessilverio
via facebook.com/kim.reyessilverio

Throughout the ride, the father tried his best to calm his son, whose tears were hot on his face. Shortly after, they were already at the airport.

This was where the son bawled. His father tried to convince him to stop crying, yet the child couldn’t. He even hugged his father and wouldn’t let go of him so that he wouldn’t leave.

via facebook.com/kim.reyessilverio
via facebook.com/kim.reyessilverio
via facebook.com/kim.reyessilverio

Watch the heart-breaking last moments of this father and son together in the video below:

Posted by Kim Reyes Silverio on Friday, January 26, 2018

And here is part two.

Posted by Kim Reyes Silverio on Friday, January 26, 2018

Both videos were very hard to watch. One can only imagine how hard must it be for the father to see his son desperately wanting him to stay. Yet, the OFW didn’t shed a single tear in front of his son, which shows us the incredible strength and courage that our modern-day heroes have within them.

Kudos to the real heroes that are OFWs! You all have our respect!

What do you think of this emotional goodbye of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) to his son? What about on the struggles of working abroad? Do you have your own OFW experience? Feel free to leave a comment below!

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