In a heartwarming gesture, a local community helped an old man stay closer to his kids and grandkids, leaving the internet overjoyed. How? By carrying the old man’s house in the Philippines to help him stay closer to his family.
Video viral on Instagram
The video’s caption revealed that about 24 people carried a 7 feet high house on stilts, on their shoulders, along a road in Zamboanga del Norte in the Philippines.
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The reason behind this was that the elderly man hoped to live closer to his family as nobody cared for him after his wife passed away. An excerpt from the caption read, “The laborious kind gesture took 2 hours but locals cheered for them along the way & they took breaks along the way.”
The video garnered over 2 million views after being shared online.
Netizens praised the gesture
Netizens were touched by the kind gesture and shared their thoughts in the comments section.
“It’s amazing what we can do when work together baby. It’s a beautiful thing!” a user wrote.
Another user commented, “Literally ‘moving house’ wow!”
Some users in the comments section even claimed that this community gesture is called “Bayanihan”, following which a user revealed that it means ‘heroic deed’.
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