The Kapamilya actress shared that the photo was taken in “2014.” She even related how her brother’s act of kindness came about.
“This was back in 2014. I was driving and he asked me to stop, laging may dala yung kapatid ko na pagkain at inumin (my brother always brought food and water with him). He would always take the time, go out of his way to help people. He is not rich. But he always had a heart ready to give and share,” she said.
Then, she greeted her brother, “Maligayang kaarawan Bam (Happy birthday, Bam).”
Her wish resonated her brother’s eagerness to help other people.
“Sana lahat ng (Hope all) cancer warriors, senior citizens in Baclaran and all the other strangers you have helped all these years will be able to say a quiet prayer for you today. You are a real life super hero. You are a great example that you need not be rich to touch many lives. Papa would be proud. He must be watching from the heavens, smiling from ear to ear knowing he has done a great job of raising a kind, generous and noble man in you. Love, Ate.”
That said, Romana’s IG followers swarmed her message with equally sweet comments.
“Nakita ko sya minsan sa baclaran namimigay pagkain (Saw him once in Baclaran giving out food),” shared one @marvindayao.
“Happy birthday. love ko talaga Yung mga taong ganyan (I really love people like you). God bless you po kuya Bam,” @iamjulievilando then commented.
For ahnjenmarqueses, the actress’ brother’s act of kindness was “very inspiring!! Sana dumami pa po Ang katulad nyo (Hope your tribe increase). God bless you more!!”
@iamleakarenjanebatucan commented, “God bless po, you really have a good heart.”
One @tataynimiong2, however, gave a piece of warning and advice to Romana’s brother: “Ingat din minsan. Twice na ako hinabol. Pagbigay ko (ng pagkain) biglang marami pang sumulpot at very unruly. Nung Wala na akong mabigay nagalit at dudumugin ako haha. Takbo ako sa kotse na parang pa “Train to busan2” na ang dating. Yun pinaghahampas ang pick-up!
(You have to take care sometimes. I was chased twice. After I gave food, many others showed up and became very unruly. When I didn’t have anything to give anymore, they became angry and started mobbing me. I ran to my car a la “Train to busan2.” They hit my pick-up.) /ra