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Daily Whimsy: Little Filipino girl leads her blind dad to work

The Daily Catch - published on 06/27/16

If you did not want to tear up today we’re sorry in advance, but this is too precious. This little girl leads her blind father to work and helps him avoid bumping into people on his breaks:

The video shows Jenny, 5, leading her father, Nelson “Dodong” Pepe, around the coconut farm where he works, helping him avoid other people and guiding him to his lunch of crackers and water. The three-minute video has more than 2.4 million views on Facebook since it was posted June 9. Pepe climbed approximately 60 coconut trees and earned 300 pesos ($8.28 Canadian) per day in the job, according to the ABS-CBN Foundation. After the video went viral, ABS-CBN visited the father and daughter and offered to help them out. Pepe was taken to Manila, where his blindness was diagnosed as retinal detachment and retinitis pigmentosa.

Take good care of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds – Proverbs 27:23

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