- A video showing the encounter of President Rodrigo Duterte and Filipino-British boy Ethan Llanes in Malacañang went viral
- Ethan was invited to meet Duterte after a video showing his support for the President went viral
- Netizens applauded the President for welcoming and entertaining his little fan
A video of President Rodrigo Duterte meeting one of his biggest fans had gone viral, with the online community touched by the President’s warm gestures towards the little boy.
The fan’s name is Ethan Richmond Llanes, a Filipino-British boy who recently went viral after his pro-Duterte video posted on Facebook went viral.
After his cute video went viral, Llanes got an invitation to interact with Duterte in Malacañang on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
Their interaction at the Palace between Duterte and Ethan captured the hearts of many Filipinos. Duterte can be seen carrying the boy in his arms and making a fist with him.
Duterte introduced Ethan as his good friend and the two spoke and joked with each other.
The netizens applauded the President for entertaining his fan.
“Kapag ang tao lapitin ng mga bata (If a person is well-liked by children), it’s a simple manifestation that he or she is good person,” a netizen wrote.
Some netizens who claimed to have kids of foreign nationality also posted their thoughts on the video.
“My 2 German kids love you too, Mr.President,” an online user posted.
Other online users from the city of Davao said that the President was very affectionate with children even when he was just a mayor.
“Ginawa ni mayor yan sa amin sa Davao... Mahilig sya sa mga bata (He also did this for us in Davao… He likes children),” a netizen wrote.
SHARE this cute video with your family and friends! – Kami Media