They were poor and had plenty of children on their own, but a couple still opened their doors to him and loved him like their own child. He was not their responsibility, but they accepted him and provided him a loving family.
As thanks for that love, one young man gives back to his adoptive parents by building them a grand mansion and taking them to trips abroad when he finally became successful!
For some, it might just be another rags-to-riches story but for Jayvee Lazaro Badile II, his success was extra special in that he was inspired by his adoptive parents, whom he simply identifies in his posts as Tatay and Nanay.
“When Nanay and Tatay adopted me, it wasn’t a good life. Nanay is a vendor, Tatay is a porter. Wala kaming maayos na tulugan, kainan, liguan at palikuran. Kaya now that I have the chance to give back to them, I will make sure they will live their dreams better than what they could ever imagine!” he wrote in a post on Facebook that would soon go viral.
Later on, he shared photos of their old rented house that looks dilapidated versus the grand 3-story mansion he built for them after he found success in life.
His post was definitely not meant to brag but to inspire others and to thank the couple who loved him as their own son and provided for his needs, even if the family had also been struggling because they had very little money.
They could have kept what small money they had to themselves, yet they chose to support him. For that, this young man is eternally grateful.
As he shares a throwback of the simple Noche Buena they had some years ago versus the grand feast they recently had for Christmas, Jayvee feels truly grateful.
Aside from the grand mansion and the feasts he hosts, Jayvee also brings his adoptive parents to vacations across the Philippines and abroad!
So far, they have been to Dubai, Australia, and New Zealand. Wow!