With Father’s Day approaching soon, we tend to come across stories of superdads and their endless sacrifices to provide a better life for their family.
Vicente Botante is a superdad like no other. The 49-year-old tricycle driver from the Philippines garnered the attention of the online community when his story went viral on social media.
According to Coconuts Manila, a netizen by the name Mar Errol Buhat Diaconte posted on Facebook his encounter with Vicente.
He was waiting for a tricycle to ride back home after running errands for his mother.
Ung nag aantay ako ng 3cycle na maghahatid sakin pauwi taz sya lumapit taz nagulat ako kci habang nabyahe c tatay dala…
He was approached by Vicente and the first thing he noticed was a baby attached to him using a baby carrier. Diaconte grew concerned but decided to ride with him.
Soon, his concern turned into respect for the father who was willing to work while taking care of his child.
Since then, many news sites have published Vicente’s story and featured an in-depth look into the single father’s life.
Vicente was working in a construction worker when he befriended his ex-wife, Rose in September 2016.
They hailed from the same town and soon fell in love. Vicente quit his job and moved in with his beloved to start a new life. Unfortunately, after 11-month-old Rayve was born, she left him and the child.
It turned out that she was already married and had kids with her husband. Vicente knew he had to work to raise the baby all on his own.
Since there was no one to take care of Rayve, he was left with no choice but to bring her along in his tricycle.
Netizens who take pity with his plight are looking for ways to reach out to him to offer help. While some of them were concerned about the baby’s safety, Vicente is also receiving praises for being a responsible father to an adorable child.
Raising a child is not easy, but this brave single dad shows his love and takes on the responsibility on his very own shoulders.