The year 2020 has got to be the worst year for people across the globe, but moreso for the citizens of the Philippines. Aside from the fact that the country is still in the middle of the world’s longest lockdown, it is continuously being ravaged by political turmoil and various calamities.
Among the most recent, and most devastating, calamities to hit the country this year is Typhoon Goni. Known by Filipinos for its local name, Typhoon Rolly, the tropical cyclone made landfall as a Category 5, making it the strongest one to make landfall in the country for 2020.
Typhoon Goni made landfall on the morning of November 1. First hitting Catanduanes, which is a province in Southern Luzon, the tropical cyclone went on to affect 68.6 million Filipinos. The tropical cyclone’s timing could not be worse, for it forced people to evacuate their homes and head to places, where they might potentially be exposed to COVID-19.
Furbabies are families
Despite the series of misfortunes they faced and continue to face this year, a lot of Filipinos still made it a point to ensure the safety of everyone in their family—including their beloved pets. While some set their furbabies free so they could seek refuge early, others did everything to keep themselves and their pets safe.
And, as Filipinos try to recover from the damage Typhoon Goni inflicted, they also make sure that their furballs recover with them. In one of the flooded parts of the country, San Isidro Village, Laguna, two boys got a makeshift boat and used it to help their furbabies cross the flood without getting wet.
Moved by the boys’ selflessness and innovativeness, a man named Chris Quintana took a photo of the event. A local news website called INQUIRER.net featured the photo on its Instagram account, and it somehow gave people renewed hope.
Credits to Inquirer