Actor Donny Pangilinan took to social media this Friday to a pay a touching tribute to his grandfather as the latter turned 85 this year.
Donny Pangilinan took to social media this Friday to a pay a touching tribute to his grandfather as the latter turned 85 this year.
Through Instagram, the former Playhouse" star narrated how he and the family were able to convince his lolo Tony Ferrer, an award-winning actor, director and producer, to celebrate at the mall instead of at home despite being a total homebody.
"This super groovy lolo of mine never (as in never) leaves his house. Last time I remember seeing him out was maybe more than 5 years ago because of his vertigo. But he allowed me to take him out for his 85th birthday with my mom and other relatives," he said.
"We walked through the mall, had a lot of good food, and just talked about life," he added.
A perfect cap off to the special day, according to Donny, was a simple gesture from his lolo Tony that he didn't at all expect, but tugged at his heartstrings nonetheless.
"At the end of the day when no one was looking he got my hand and said 'Thank you Donny ha, hindi ko ito makakalimutan' then we hugged," he continued.
Donny, who is set to star in the upcoming film 'James & Pat & Dave' later this year, then encouraged his fans and followers to also appreciate their grandparents as much as they can while there's still the chance.
"To anyone reading this, if you are privileged to still have your lolo or lola around, please visit them and spend time with them. You’ll never know when you’ll get chance again," he said.
"Super worth it! Happy birthday again Lolo Tony, love you!," he added.