These photos show a homeless mother making the best of her lot and playing with her young son as they lie destitute on the street.
Picture Credits: AsiaWire/@ameniel & AsiaWire
The photos were taken in the city of Paranaque in the north-western Philippine region of Metro Manila and shared by Facebook user ‘Ameniel Del Mundo’ and has been shared over 22,000 times.
‘Ameniel’ accompanied the two photos with the message: “Proof that happiness is a choice.”
He added: “This mother and her son were found playing in the middle of heavy traffic at the tramo-airport road. Amidst poverty and without any material things, the mother and her son remains happy and content and could be seen playing around.
“This game is a popular way within the Philippine families to entertain their kids.
“For those who wanted to help, we are still looking for them since yesterday as we cannot find the family.”
In the photos, the mother is seen lying on a dirty mattress on the street and lifting her young son up by her feet as he appears to laugh during the simple game.
Many families in the Philippines are said to be living under the poverty line due to lack of jobs and price hikes.
Netizens had a lot to say about the photos. Facebook user ‘Nidjoe Joejin Gradas’ wrote: “I hope someone will give them a home.”
‘Chris Jay Cee’ said: “Proof that happiness is being with the people you love and not just having material things in life.”
It is currently unclear whether Ameniel Del Mundo has managed to track down the mother and son to offer help.