Heart Evangelista took to social media to reach out to the “jobless” man who went viral after he was pictured begging for help from passing motorists to support his family.
In a Twitter post on Saturday, Heart sought help from her 2.5 million followers to know the identity and whereabouts of the guy.
“Who is this man? Can anyone help me find him?” Heart tweeted along with a screenshot of the photo published on The STAR’s Facebook page on Friday, January 29.
The man was holding a placard with a message that touched the hearts of netizens.
The placard read: “I am not a bad person. I lost my job (because) of COVID-19 pandemic guys. I’m begging for your help. Please help me provide the needs of my family. I may be losing my dignity being a man but with your help I will regain it in the eyes of my children.”
According to STAR photographer Miguel De Guzman, he spotted the man along Roxas Boulevard.
“Sa may U-turn slot po ng Southbound Service Road ng Roxas-EDSA flyover namin siya nadaanan. Hindi po namin nakausap gawa ng go (signal) at maraming traffic enforcers sa area,” he said.
They, however, returned to the area the next day to look for the man.
“Inikutan po namin ulit yung puwesto niya kahapon kaso wala po siya. Try nalang po (namin) ulit.”
The Facebook post has since gone viral with 135,000 and 20,000 shares as of writing, with netizens asking for contact information and expressing willingness to help. — via Irvin Chua