A 76 Year Old Man Is Working as a Taxi Driver to Support His Grandchildren

A 76 Year Old Man Is Working as a Taxi Driver to Support His Grandchildren

 

A 76 Year Old Man Is Working as a Taxi Driver to Support His Grandchildren

 

What age would you want to retire? A lot of people might say, “As soon as possible.” Many people retire by 50, choosing to enjoy their sunset years, but not for this guy. At age 76, Alejandro M. Ignacio still chooses to drive a taxi to support his grandchildren. According to a Facebook post shared by Aljur Paolo:

 

This lolo needs some help. I talked to this old guy while going to Greenhills. Siya kasi nasakyan ko na taxi, and I was a little curious how old he is, so I asked. He’s turning 76 this January, according to him.

(This grandfather needs some help. I talked to this old guy while going to Greenhills. I rode his taxi, and I was a little curious how old he is, so I asked. He’s turning 76 this January, according to him.)

 

It turned out that the man is still driving because he wants to support his grandchildren.

 

Sabi niya sakin, “Kailangan ko talaga na mag-drive ng taxi kahit alam ko na matanda na ko at dapat nasa bahay na ko. My kids were drug addicts kaya namatay ng maaga or broken family sila, kaya sakin iniiwan ang mga apo ko. Yung asawa ko naman patay na. Wish ko nga sana may maka alam ng life story ko tulad ng Wish Ko Lang or Maalala Mo Kaya para naman matulungan ako para pwede ako mag-negosyo nalang. Di ko nga alam if tatagal pa ko, natatakot ako sa mga apo ko”

 

(He told me, “I need to drive a taxi even if I know I’m old and need to rest. My kids were drug addicts and they died early, leaving my grandchildren with me. My wife passed away also. I wish someone would tell my story, like Wish Ko Lang or Maalala Mo Kaya so someone can help me and I can start a business. I don’t know if I’m going to be around for long. I’m scared for my grandchildren”)

 

Aljur then urged everyone to share the post and show support for this modern-day hero. He’s right. This kind of person who chooses to work for the sake of his loved ones, even at his age, is something to admire. Hey, maybe we can help in getting him on TV?

 

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A 76 Year Old Man Is Working as a Taxi Driver to Support His Grandchildren






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