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Where There is Care, There is Family

You can never underestimate the power of a single act of care.

I am blessed to have been born into a family where caring for each other is the norm. We have many imperfections, but at the end of the day, these are the people I can ultimately count on. And while belonging to a family is something that is very easy to take for granted, there is one thing that reminds me of how grateful I should be.

You see, my mother never knew her real parents.

She was adopted as a baby. As you can tell, it wasn’t an easy life at all, but fortunately, her adoptive father, whom she still fondly calls “Daddy” to this day, loved her like a biological daughter. They did not have a lot, but “Daddy” made sure she felt loved and cherished. Despite not attaining a high level of education, he sent my mother to school and taught her a lot of things. To this day, decades after Daddy’s death, he is still the kindest, smartest, and most generous person in my mother’s eyes.

Even though I never knew Daddy — my grandfather — I grew up knowing a lot about him through my mother’s stories. I knew how much he impacted my mother’s life. But is it possible that adopting my mother also changed his life?

You can imagine how moved I was when I watched this heartwarming video by Vicks. Inspired by a true story, the video revolves around a man whose life undergoes a complete 180° turn when he takes an abandoned baby under his wing. From a person who doesn’t care about anyone else, he becomes a different person when he learns to love and experiences how it is to be needed.

“A single act of care not only has the capacity to transform lives, but can transcend social norms, definitions and stereotypes.” 

How true. Even against all odds, a single act of care can transform lives and love can create miracles.

This was a rough man softened by the smile of an innocent child. From a tough tambay to a devoted father. I was deeply moved by how powerful a touch of care is! I don’t think I can ever find the words to accurately describe the message being conveyed here. You need to watch the short video! Tell me what you think about it in the comments!

PS: Please don’t hold me responsible for your teary eyes.

PPS: I never knew my grandfather — my mother’s Daddy — but after watching this video, I am now confident that it was not just my mother’s life that changed when she got adopted. I may never know for sure, but I am convinced that two lives were transformed the very day my grandfather met my mother.

About Vicks®
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13 Comments

  • Reply Ditas - Henry's Mom, MD January 24, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    What a very heartwarming video. Although he looked like he had a tough skin, the man had a soft heart.

  • Reply Michi January 25, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I also like this video, it only proves that there is nothing impossible because people change for the better.

  • Reply Angelyn Demo January 26, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I like the video, it really tells us that Babies really change our life for the better

  • Reply Czjai Reyes-Ocampo January 26, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Such a heartwarming story! And this is why they say babies are blessings. 🙂
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  • Reply EINz January 27, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Very touching! It’s true that having a chid makes us realized the more important things in life. It changes us and makes us thrive to be a better person so they can have someone to look up to.
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  • Reply Kaycee Enerva January 28, 2018 at 7:33 am

    This gave me the feels! Having a child changed me in many ways and you want to do everything to care for them

  • Reply May Palacpac January 28, 2018 at 7:35 am

    My father also never knew his mother and almost never saw his father growing up. It was a sad, completely teleserye-ic story. He was raised by his two spinster aunts, one of whom he loved dearly.
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  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei January 28, 2018 at 9:54 am

    I’ve seen that commercial, ang galing! I grew up with Vicks but its weird how it did not seem to be available when my own kids were growing up.
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  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen January 29, 2018 at 7:47 am

    I’ve seen that video the day it was released at naiyak ako ng bongga! I grew up with Vicks and my kids are also growing up with Vicks.
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  • Reply Mommy Anna January 29, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Its my first time to watch this video and super na ka touch. Iba talaga nagagawa ng bata sa isang tao.I grew up with vicks first aid ng mommy ko now I am using it with my little kulit
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  • Reply Ayi January 29, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    This is so heartwarming. Who would’ve thought that a “siga” could love unconditionally. No wonder they say every child is a blessing 🙂

  • Reply Edel January 30, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Nakakaiyak the video!
    I suddenly miss my parents. I grew up with Vicks also, same with my husband.
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  • Reply tweenselmom January 30, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Heartwarming indeed. If all people lang can show sincere concern even once a day, siguro ours will be a much better world.
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