This photo of a nine year old homeless boy spotted doing his homework in the street by the light of a McDonald’s restaurant has gone viral.
Despite his home being destroyed by fire, and with a widowed mother and a sick sibling, he is determined to finish his education.
The photo was taken outside a branch of McDonald’s in the Filipino capital Manila by student Joyce Torrefranca.Daniel Cabrera who took the snap told CBS
“For me as a student, it just hit me a lot, like big time.”I seldom go to coffee shops to study. And then this kid, he doesn’t have anything but he has dedication to study.”
Every night, Daniel, who is a Grade three student, patiently studies under the lights of the fast food chain branch.He said despite their current situation, he is determined to finish his studies to be able to help his family.
Rosalina Detuya, one of Daniel’s teachers is impressed by the boy’s perseverance.
“Daniel is a happy child. He is also intelligent and actually answers during class discussion, he really participates.
The local social welfare officer is said to have visited the Cabrera family to know what assistance it can offer to the boy and what livelihood assistance it can give to his mother.