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‘The real idol’: Nico Bolzico salutes hard working taho vendor

Nico Bolzico refrained from his usual gags and jokes as he placed the spotlight on a hard working taho vendor at their village in Taguig this morning of Monday, June 3.

BY PUSH TEAM

FRESH SCOOPS

6/3/2019 12:05 PM
‘The real idol’: Nico Bolzico salutes hard working taho vendor


Photo credit: @nicobolzico on Instagram

Nico Bolzico refrained from his usual gags and jokes as he paid honor to a hard working taho vendor at their village in Taguig this morning of Monday, June 3.

Through Instagram, the Argentinian model introduced Henry Leonardo, a 39-year-old man who sells taho and other Filipino delicacies around the area and has been doing so since 1998 to fend for his wife and two children. His daily routine, said Nico, consists of waking up at dawn, taking on long commutes, and – bearing two heavy taho containers – roaming around the village from six in the morning until lunch time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SERIOUS POST ALERT Meet Henry Leonardo, 39 years old, he wakes up every day at 4 am, commutes 2 hours and arrives in our village by 6 am. He walks with his Tajo equipment all over the village for 6 hours, he does this to provide for his wife and 2 kids since 1998. Every time I run in the village, or walk #Pochola, I see him, and every time I see him, he always gives me a massive smile and a happy good morning, he also greets Pochi if she is with me! This is one of many stories of Filipinos that are fighting every day, doing long commutes and sacrificing a lot of time with their families to be able to provide or fulfill their dreams, and they all have a common factor: they all smile. I have been in the country for 8 years already and I can tell that the smile is the strongest Filipino weapon, it is something that never stops to amaze me, how most of the Filipinos irradiate happiness not matter what! We are always looking for people to motivate us, inspire us, we are always looking up to idols; in my view, life is about discipline, hard work, perseverance, honesty and love; and we can find that in most of the people around us, Henry is just one example of all that, but there are many. I encourage you to just look around, be aware of that and return that smile, maybe you are one of these examples! If that is the case, this post is to encourage and celebrate you! The capability to smile no matter the circumstances is what makes this country invincible. There is only one idol in this picture, and it is definitely not me. #TheRealIdols

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He continued, “Every time I run in the village, or walk Pochola [his dog], I see him, and every time I see him, he always gives me a massive smile and a happy good morning. He also greets Pochi if she is with me.”

“This is one of many stories of Filipinos that are fighting every day, doing long commutes and sacrificing a lot of time with their families to be able to provide or fulfill their dreams, and they all have a common factor: they all smile.”

Having been in the country for eight years now, Nico, who moved to the Philippines a couple of years back for his wife, “It Girl” and actress Solenn Heussaff, said that he’s in awe of the likes of Henry for keeping a positive and dedicated attitude. 

He wrote, “I have been in the country for 8 years already and I can tell that the smile is the strongest Filipino weapon, it is something that never stops to amaze me, how most of the Filipinos irradiate happiness not matter what [sic].”

“We are always looking for people to motivate us, inspire us, we are always looking up to idols; in my view, life is about discipline, hard work, perseverance, honesty and love; and we can find that in most of the people around us, Henry is just one example of all that, but there are many. I encourage you to just look around, be aware of that and return that smile, maybe you are one of these examples! If that is the case, this post is to encourage and celebrate you!”

“The capability to smile no matter the circumstances is what makes this country invincible. There is only one idol in this picture, and it is definitely not me,” he added.

In March, a study from the United Nations found Philippines a happier country in 2019 as it ranked 69th in the happiest counties in the world versus last year’s 71st. It’s also the third happiest in Asia, next to Singapore and Thailand, which placed 34th and 52nd, respectively.