Sleepy 4-year-old student in Cavite mistakes chair for his backpack | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Image: Screengrab from Facebook/Agnes Ravelo Orillos
Image: Screengrab from Facebook/Agnes Ravelo Orillos

One 4-year-old boy from Cavite inadvertently elicited good-natured laughter and warmed the hearts of millions recently for something he did during and after class.

The young student, Dean Lewis Pagtakhan, went to class at the Wakas 2 Daycare Center in Kawit, Cavite on Aug. 28. In a video shared by his grandmother, Agnes Ravillo Orillos last Aug, 30, Dean can be seen still sleeping on his desk inside the classroom while the rest of his classmates lined up for dismissal.

As his classmates start leaving the classroom to go home, a woman — the teacher’s assistant — walks towards him to pack his things in his bag and wake him up.

Dean — who was abruptly awakened — was still half-asleep when he stood up from his seat and mistook a monoblock chair for his backpack.

In the funny video, he can be seen walking across the classroom to leave while carrying the chair on his back, thinking it was his bag the entire time.

Ang dami mo napatawa na bata ka,” wrote Orillos on her post. “Pumasok ng [school] para lang matulog. At ginawa mo pang bag yung upuan.”

(You made a lot of people laugh, kid. You went to school to sleep, then you took the chair for your bag.)

It was truly a funny and endearing sight, as the video has garnered 11 million views and 200,000 shares, as of this writing. It was a scene that seemed to echo the sentiments of the millions of netizens who, at some point in their lives, found themselves in a similar situation after being abruptly awakened.

Orillos told today, Sept. 6, that Dean apparently ate the food of his pregnant aunt before going to class that day. She narrated, “Yun po kasing bata, kinain niya po yung pagkain ng tita niya na nagliliihi. Tapos yun nang pagpasok niya una hindi pa siya inaantok.”

(The child ate the food of his aunt who is conceiving. He was not sleepy at first when he went to school.)

It’s known that some of the signs that a woman is conceiving is when she has intense cravings for certain foods, and has bouts of dizziness, morning sickness, fatigue and sleepiness. Orillos apparently credits the boy’s sleepiness to what he ate, which is intended for a pregnant woman.

Nung may pinagawa na yung teacher, nakagawa naman siya kaso hindi po natapos kasi nakatulog na po siya,” Orillos told

(When the teacher asked them to do something, he was able to do it, but he was not able to finish because he fell asleep.)

Tapos hanggang sa mag uwian na nga po tulog pa din siya. Nung inaayos na yung gamit niya nung assistant ng teacher bigla siya naalimpungatan at napagkamalan niya na bag niya yung upuan.”

(Then came dismissal, during which he was still asleep. While the teacher’s assistant was fixing his things, he got startled and mistook the chair for his bag.)

Orillos, too, said that she didn’t expect her video would go viral. She added, “[N]agulat ng po ako eh… Madami po ang natuwa, lalo na po yung mga kakilala at mga kabarangay ko po.

(I was surprised. I lot of people found it hilarious, especially those we know and our barangay.)

As for the sleepy Dean, Orillos shared that he is delighted over the attention his funny video has since received from people all over the country. JB


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