- Various health workers and soldiers are unable to go home because of the pandemic
- An online post about a soldier celebrating his birthday amid the pandemic has gone viral on social media
- Furthermore, a photo of his daughter wrapped in a plastic bag just so she could greet him a happy birthday stirred the hearts of many netizens
- The said post also garnered reactions and comments from netizens
Due to the threat of COVID-19 in the Philippines, various medical workers and soldiers are unable to go home to their families.
Following this news, KAMI learned that an online post about a soldier and his daughter and how they celebrated his birthday amid the pandemic has recently gone viral on social media.
In her online post, Joly Marie Garces Masa expressed how heartbreaking it was for her to witness how her daughter celebrated her father's birthday.
According to Joly, her daughter wore a black plastic bag to cover herself just so she could give her father a hug and greet him a happy birthday.
"Ali endure the heat wearing this plastic. Only to hug her daddy, greet him a happy birthday and give the letter she made last night just for him."
She also mentioned in her post that the conversation between Ali and her father only took less than three minutes.
She wrote a message to the people regarding the lockdown in her online post, "Please stay at home, so that these frontliners can go home to their kids waiting every single day for them to arrive.
"Please stay at home so that you can save the frontliners' lives at stake. Please stay at home for the kids to hug their parents once again."
The said post elicited various reactions and comments from netizens on social media.
"Happy birthday, sir! God protect the rest of you and God bless!"
"Thanks for sharing Ms. Joly. Still praying for all our frontliners and staying home."
"Happy Birthday to your dad Ali! He is a hero and you as well for being loving and brave."
"This is so heartwarming!! stay safe to this sweet kid’s front liner/superhero/daddy and to all of you."
As reported earlier by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte placed Luzon under an enhanced community quarantine due to the pandemic. The said lockdown put a halt to various day-to-day activities on the lives of the people to prevent the spread of the virus. However, a couple from Bacolod City defied all odds as they held a wedding ceremony in the hospital.
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