Inspiring Filipinos: Hardworking Deaf/Mute Tricycle Driver Inspires Passengers

We all have our own sources of income. We work hard to get to where we want to be and if we really want to get far, giving up is NOT an option. Recently, a story of a deaf tricycle driver began making rounds on different social media pages. His story is truly inspiring and we just couldn’t help but share it as well.

The tricycle driver’s name is Ramon Abot, and is from Pinagbuhatan, Pasig.  For those who wish to get in touch with him, his mobile number is 0908 736 6610. According to Sherwin, he spotted Mang Ramon along Mercedes Ave. in Pasig. Our source, Sherwin Mapa got this info a few days after sharing his enlightening encounter with Kuya Ramon.

Sherwin R. Mapa shares his story:

Kanina, papasok ako sa community kung saan ako naka-assign (Calabria) Pumara ako ng tricycle.

Ako: kuya, sa calabria po. Sa San Lorenzo.
Kuya: (nods)
Mind: Siguro ok Kay kuya kahit malayo.

Pagsakay ko, tinuro nya yung “note” sa loob ng tricycle nya.
Binasa ko. *may kumurot sa puso Ko*

Si kuya (na hindi ko nakuha ang pangalan) ay halimbawa ng isang mapagpursige at masayahing manggagawa (dahil kada makasalubong nya na kapwa driver ay binabati nya din ng pagtango).

Di ko maintindihan yung feelings ko that time. Pero isa ang sigurado — Nakaka-inspire si kuya!!!

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Rough English Translation:

Me: Kuya, I’ll get off at Calabria in San Lorenzo.
Kuya: (nods)
Mind: I guess even if it’s far, he doesn’t mind

When I got in, he pointed to a note inside his tricycle.

I read it and felt something pinching my heart.

This man is one example of a dedicated, hardworking and happy worker. (each time we passed by a different tricycle, he would greet them)

I couldn’t exactly explain how I felt at the time, but one thing’s for sure — this man is inspiring!

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So the next time you’re in the area and get to ride in Mang Ramon’s tricycle, please don’t hesitate to give him a little extra.

‘The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right. Which one are you?’ – Confucius

What do you think of Mang Ramon’s story?


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