Friday, May 24, 2019

'Patriotic boy' meets netizen who took his iconic photo

Photo grabbed with permission from Glynis Amazona

THE boy who became famous because of his patriotic act finally met the person who took the iconic photo of him standing in attention while singing the national anthem a few meters away from his school in Argao, Cebu.

Glynis Amazona, the netizen who took the photo that went viral on Facebook, finally met Jerrick Caminero the "Patriotic boy" on Friday, February 15.

Amazona said she had to leave work early so she could catch Caminero who goes to Bogo Elementary School in Argao.

In her Facebook post Friday, February 15, Amazona said she asked Caminero if he was happy that he went viral and the boy shyly nodded.

She also learned from the school officials that personnel of the Regional Mobile Group 7 visited Caminero and asked him to join them in a flag ceremony.

Here's the full text of her Facebook post which already garnered 857 reactions, 107 comments and 84 shares as of 11:30 p.m. Friday.

I’m very happy to finally “meet and greet” Jerrick Caminero Nigawas gyud kog sayo sa duty para lang maabtan ning bataa...

Posted by Glynis Amazona on Friday, February 15, 2019

Amazona posted a photo of Caminero in a plain shirt, shorts and slippers, who stopped and stood tall while singing the national anthem a few steps away from his school.

READ: ‘Patriotic’ boy in Argao, Cebu goes viral

“Di tanan bata in-ana (Not all kids are like that),” Amazona said. “Pila ka steps na lang unta, maabot na siya [said skwelahan] (Just a few more steps and he would reach his school).”

Netizens found the boy's act "a new inspiration."

“Some heroes don't wear capes. Some simply respect the flag,” a netizen wrote. (CLC)


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