What do you give a 103-year-old woman for her birthday, especially one who is still working hard to provide for her grandchild? Well a police officer in the Philippines came up with something special, and the photos of the celebration have gone viral on social media.
When Alberto Reyes was doing his rounds at Clark Field Pampanga in Central Luzon, he came across an old woman who was scavenging through thrown-out items, trying to make money for her family.
He discovered that the woman, Lola Rosa, was born on Aug. 16, 1915—that is, she was 102 years old and still going strong! Moreover, she had an upcoming birthday.
So, on her 103rd birthday that year, Reyes, along with his team of fellow police officers, paid the amazing woman a visit at her humble home on her special day, bearing gifts, and bringing with them their warm hearts.
They gave her some necessary items, such as food, including sacks of rice, water, and medicine, and then presented her with a birthday cake with candles.
The delighted old lady can be seen smiling and clapping along with the armed officers, who sang to her “Happy Birthday.”
If you have lived a very long life, it is often the simple things that mean the most.
They warmed her heart, and shared with her something very precious—their sincere kindness.
As the ancient Greek prophet Socrates once said, “He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.” Rosa and her humble self reminds us to appreciate what we have in life.
Though Rosa lives a simple life, to have lived to 103 years old and still be working like that, and with a smile on her face … she’s doing something right!
Watch her clap along to “Happy Birthday” below:
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