Jollibee, the most beloved Filipino fast food chain is known in producing touching and tear-jerking commercials that always go viral. They clinched the soft and emotional spot of every Pinoy with a very simple yet cinematic plot and at the end, there’s come the twist.
Every Jollibee commercial we’ve seen is claimed to be inspired by a true story.
And these stories always happen without lights and cameras rolling.
One inspiring moment happened recently when an OFW dad disguised himself as a Jollibee fast food crew to surprise and grant his children’s wish for him to be home.
In a Facebook post by Juv P. Montañer, she stated that the father is her brother in law who has been working as a nurse in Dubai for more than 3 years now and have not come home since then. The mother was in Bohol finishing her doctorate studies, they entrusted the two girls to her.
As a backgrounder, Ms. Juvy wrote in the post:
“Breanna and Chayyen had survived a lot in life at their very young age,the separation from their parents was the hardest, they were an Earthquake victims too in Bohol. My sister Reizl ,their mother had to study PH.d , and she has to secure her two daughters and decided that they will stay with our eldest sister in MSU, Marawi City and continue studying there. Because of the Marawi Siege, hearing all those guns and bombs, they travelled 10 hours to escape from the warzone. We then, decided to transfer them here in Iligan City under my care.”
Yenny is about to turn 8 years old this coming November 20,2017, and all she wished for is a complete Family. She said, she wished to see her Daddy and Mommy on Christmas if not possible on her birthday, and she qoute (Mommy Juv, I will pray million times because Daddy told me he might come home”)
They are smart children because they understand why their Dad and Mom working hard for them. Sometimes at night I saw them both hugging and comforting each other.They are the sweetest nieces.
One day my brother In law called me up that he is coming home, and asked me to set up a surprise and if possible he can wear a Jollibee uniform. Gladly, the manager of Jollibee Tubod Ros.Heights , allowed him to wear just a jolly cap, to hide his identity while pretending he was one of the Jollibee crews .
Here’s the very touching video:
Breanna and Chayyen did not recognize their Daddy right away but Breanna noticed the handmade bracelet made by her sister Chayyen that was sent to Dubai for their Dad
Glenn told me he does not take it off, for it is his comfort when the loneliness and sadness strikes while he’s far from his daughters.
I think this deserves a remake for an inspiring Jollibee commercial!