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Image Of Street Kid Studying In Front Of McDonald’s Inspired Many

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In a world where many people quit at the first obstacle, this image of a young boy doing his homework in the light of a McDonald’s has inspired thousands of people online.

The image, taken by medical student Joyce Torrefranca in Manilla and posted to Facebook, has quickly gone viral.

Joyce said seeing little Daniel Cabrera struggle to complete his homework despite the obvious hardships he is going through inspired her to work harder.

However the story behind Daniel is even sadder than this image of him.

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It turns out his father died after his home burnt down, and he is now forced to beg on the streets with his mother.

But the misfortune didn’t deter his determination to get an education.

Joyce told Rappler: ‘As a student, it gave me an inspiration to work harder. I’m fortunate my parents were able to send me to school. I seldom go to coffee shops to study, but this kid just hit me.’

Daniel’s efforts don’t stop at his homework however, with one of his teachers, Rosalina Detuya, saying he is ‘intelligent and actually answers during class discussion, he really participates’.

Joyce said Daniel’s example can show us all that anything is possible through hard work.

‘You really don’t need much, you just have to be determined and focused on the things that you want to achieve,’ she said.

 

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