Student Vendor Goes Viral as He Attends Online Classes While Selling Fruits


These days, a lot of students enjoy studying at the comforts of their own homes, thanks to the distance learning system being implemented this school year due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, there are also many students who have to spend time outside their homes due to a number of reasons.

Though many students get to focus on their studies at home, many have to find better signal so they can connect to their online classes. Others struggle because they don’t have the required gadgets or materials for the lessons. Then, there are those who juggle their studies with work to support themselves.

Recently, a student vendor went viral, with netizens expressing admiration as he attends his online classes while selling fruits in the streets. Identified as Mike, a Grade 9 student at Valenzuela National High School in Valenzuela, Metro Manila, this young student earned praise from netizens for his hard work and determination to study amid the hardships he experiences in life.

Photo credit: Benj Gonzales /  Facebook

Mike went viral after he was spotted by Benj Gonzales who was looking for fruits to bring home to his pregnant wife. In his post on Facebook, Benj explained that he had gone to Marulas Public Market Valenzuela City to buy fruits for his wife but was surprised that these are as expensive as the ones at Save More.

Thinking that he would probably find cheaper fruits from street vendors, Benj decided to find one instead of buying at the grocery store or public market. It was then that he met Mike.

Benj was curious why Mike was busy on his laptop while waiting for customers to buy from his fruit cart. He was surprised to learn that the young student is simply using internet data from his cellphone by simply turning on the hotspot and connecting his laptop to this wifi connection.

Photo credit: Benj Gonzales /  Facebook

Nakita ko din yung mga module nyang madami at makapal na stack ng papel. Napa wow talaga ako sa kanya at data lang sa cellphone ang gamit naka Hotspot lang laptop nya,” Benj narrated.

Nakaka inspire etong batang to kase may mga ibang batang kumportable sa kanilang bahay malakas ang wifi at iba naka aircon pa eh na gagawa pang magreklamo sa dami ng module na kanilang sinasagutan. Nakaka tuwa tong batang to bukod sa magalang na masipag pang magaral habang nagtitinda.

Expressing his admiration over the young student’s perseverance, Benj offered the wifi at their home if Mike needed a faster connection for his online classes. Kudos to you both!


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