Child actor Raikko Mateo was one of the artists who had the chance to work with veteran actor Eddie Garcia and as he passed away last June 20, he took to Instagram to pay tribute to him.
Raikko, who first starred in the now defunct TV series Honesto became close to Eddie who played the role of Lolo Lemuel, Honesto (Raikko)’s grandfather.
“Ayoko po mag goodbye Lolo, mananatiling nasa Puso po kita.. Isa po ako sa maswerte na nabigyan ng pagkakataon na makatrabaho ko po kayo... napakabait nyo po. Ang HONESTO po ang kauna unahan ko pong show at Lolo Lemuel ko po kayo... At kahit kailan hindi niyo po ako nalimutan, lalo na po pag nagkikita tayo sa ABS-CBN niyayakap niyo po ako at kinukumusta... Mahal ko po kayo lolo,” he wrote as he shared his old photos with him at the show.
In a separate post, Raikko also showed the other side of Eddie; the fun and goofy side contrary to his usual villain roles.
“Ganito po ka-cool si Lolo.. I Love you Lolo... Iisipin ko po busy ka lang po kaya hindi po tayo nagkikita,” he wrote in his post, which broke the hearts of the netizens.
Honesto was shown in ABS-CBN’s primetime slot in 2013.