An Overseas Filipino Worker or OFW has the toughest job than any other workers. They don’t just leave their houses and go to work. Instead, OFWs leave their homeland and all of their loved ones behind for long periods of time. Their work is not just near their houses, they go to a different country to seek a better future.
Before leaving, the hardest part of being an OFW is the parting. Saying goodbye to your loved ones is never easy. Especially for the young children. Young kids still need their parents beside them all the time. Seeing their parents leave for whatever reason is really hard and difficult to accept.
Just two months ago, the Facebook page Global Trends TODAY posted a sad video. It features an OFW father on his way to leave the country. He was about to ride the bus that will take him to the airport, but his young daughter wouldn’t let him go. The young girl was already hysterical crying at the start of the video.
The father was already pulling out the arms of his child wrapped around him. He kept trying to be strong despite the sadness he probably felt at that moment. Even though he got to walk away from his child to get on the bus, his kid still tried to follow him while crying her heart out.
Sadly, even the mother couldn’t control her little girl. Deep inside she knows how hurtful it is for their child to see her father leave. Even the bus operators are already comforting the kid saying that her father will come back. Still, the girl couldn’t do anything but to cry until eventually, she got tired.
Someday, we know when the girl grows up, she will get to understand why her father decided to be an OFW. We hope they still get to catch up with each other even when they are already miles away from one another.
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