A 76 Year Old Man Is Working as a Taxi Driver to Support His Grandchildren.

What age would you want to retire? A lot of people might say, “As soon as possible.” Many people retire by 50, choosing to enjoy their sunset years, but not for this guy. At age 76, Alejandro M. Ignacio still chooses to drive a taxi to support his grandchildren. According to a Facebook post shared by Aljur Paolo:

(This grandfather needs some help. I talked to this old guy while going to Greenhills. I rode his taxi, and I was a little curious how old he is, so I asked. He’s turning 76 this January, according to him.)

It turned out that the man is still driving because he wants to support his grandchildren.

He told me, “I need to drive a taxi even if I know I’m old and need to rest. My kids were drug addicts and they died early, leaving my grandchildren with me. My wife passed away also. I wish someone would tell my story, like Wish Ko Lang or Maalala Mo Kaya so someone can help me and I can start a business. I don’t know if I’m going to be around for long. I’m scared for my grandchildren.”)

Aljur then urged everyone to share the post and show support for this modern-day hero. He’s right. This kind of person who chooses to work for the sake of his loved ones, even at his age, is something to admire. 

Wag magmadali sa pag-aasawa. Tatlo, lima, sampung taon sa hinaharap, mag-iiba pa ang pamantayan mo at maiisip mong di pala tamang pumili ng kapareha dahil lang sa kasing gwapo niya si Jake Cuenca or kasing Hot ni Aljur Abrenica oh kaya kaboses niya si Debbie Gibson o magaling mag-breakdance eh pipiliin mo na siya. Totoong mas importante ang kalooban ng tao higit anuman. Sapaglipas ng panahon, maging ang mga crush ng bayan sa eskwelahan eh nagmumukha ring pandesal. Maniwala ka.