Donny Pangilinan reminds youth: Put down phones when spending time with grandparents
For actor and singer Donny Pangilinan, there should be nothing more important than spending time with one’s grandparents — and yes, that includes getting off one’s phone.
“Sat beside the table of a lola who took her three apos (grandchildren) out to eat,” wrote Pangilinan in a Twitter post last Saturday, Aug. 25. He recounted how the three grandchildren were so busy with their phones that no one among them bothered to talk to their grandmother.
“When you have the privilege of spending time with your lolas and lolos, please get off your phones,” he reminded his fellow young people. You’ll never know how long they’ll be around [pensive face emoji].”
Sat beside the table of a lola who took her three apos out to eat. They were just on their phones. No one talked to her.
When you have the privilege of spending time with your lolas and lolos, please get off your phones. You'll never know how long they'll be around 😔FEATURED STORIESENTERTAINMENTENTERTAINMENT
— Donny (@donnypangilinan) August 25, 2018
Netizens were quick to react to his post, agreeing with what he said. Some netizens shared how they spend their time with their grandparents.
“Agree! I have a 100-year-old lola and I always make sure na tuwing uuwi ako from school dadaan muna ko sa kanya para kamustahin sya,” said netizen Justine Tolentino (@chrislina19). “Ang sarap kayang makinig sa mga kwento ng matatanda.”
(Agree! I have a 100-year-old lola and I always make sure that every time I go home from school, I drop by her house to check how she is. It feels so good to listen to the stories of the elderly.)
I have a 100yr old lola and I always make sure na tuwing uuwi ako from school dadaan muna ko sa kanya para kamustahin sya… ang sarap kayang makinig sa mga kwento ng matatanda 🙂
— Justine Tolentino (@chrislina19) August 25, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Another Twitter user shared photos of her daughter bonding with her grandmother: “So true kaya yung baby ko pag dadalaw kami sa lola lagi nya pinaparamdam kong gaano nya ka love lola nya and makikita mo sobrang saya ng matanda.”
(So true, that’s why whenever my baby and I visit her grandmother, she makes sure to let her grandmother feel her love, and you can see how happy her grandmother is.)
so true kya ung baby ko pg dadalaw kmi sa lola lagi nya pinaparamdam kong gano nya ka love lola nya and mkkta mo sobrang saya ng matanda😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/DIPpM6dO57
— dk_fAB💖 (@nessydevs22) August 25, 2018
Other netizens reminisced about their grandparents who passed away.
My grandma just passed away a week ago, and this made me sad. Donny, this made me miss my nanay more. :(
— SHARDON ROCKS (@shardonrocks) August 25, 2018
I grew up wd my lola after my mom died of cancer.She took me & my sister in wdout hesitation.She died a few years ago at100 &up to the last minute she was thinking of me! I havent eaten the whole day in the hospital.Right after i finished my meal she took her last breath.I❤️Her
— theDKjunkie🤘DONKISS (@theDKjunkie) August 25, 2018
Meanwhile, some expressed their regrets about not spending time with their grandparents.
Tomorrow is my lola's bday and sad to say nsa heaven na sya.. We'll just have our family reunion to celebrate her day.. And yes, one of my regrets is not spending time with her when she's still alive 😢
— FromMarsToPlatum (@MarsToPlatum) August 25, 2018
how I wish I still have my grandparents around. sa huli nga talaga ang pagsisi 😔 also I only get to spend 2 hrs w my lolo when he was still alive. And once a year lang kami nakakapagkita 😪 kaya sa mga may grandparents pa, spend time w them before its too late.
— Bridget Romero (@thegiibii) August 26, 2018
Replying to a fan who said that the three grandchildren Pangilinan talked about had it good because they still have their grandmother with them, Pangilinan said, “So sad I wanted to just hug her for them.” JB
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