Before you go any further, prepare your tissue because this one’s a tearjerker.
Actress Dimples Romana and her husband Boyet Ahmee just surprised their housekeeper of 17 years with her own home, and it was nothing short of heartwarming.
The pair brought their house help Vilma, whom they fondly call Ate V, along with them for Dimples’ new vlog under the guise of approving a new house that they would rent out. “Parang para sa’kin lang ’to,” a blissfully unaware Ate V even joked in the video after seeing some parts of the house. Little did she know, the property she was casually touring around would soon serve as her new home!
For the final leg of the ‘house tour,’ Dimples and Boyet brought Ate V to an empty room within the property. Written in gold balloon letters, the words “Oo para sa'yo ito” were plastered on the wall beside a cutout standee of Vilma herself. Suffice to say, it caught their housekeeper off-guard and left everyone, including us, in tears.
“Sa buhay natin, meron tayong mga kapamilya na maaring hindi natin kadugo na inaalagaan tayo, may malasakit sa atin, minamahal tayo ng higit pa sa mga pamilya nila. Si Ate V namin is one of our biggest blessings in life. Itinuring na nya kaming pamilya at pamilya na din namin sya,” Dimples wrote on her YouTube video, which now has over 1.5 million views.
“She has been with us for 17 years… Kasama na namin sya nung nagsisimula pa lang kami. Puro dasal at pangarap pa lang kami nun. Nagsisimula pa lang mag ipon. May mga buwan na late namin syang nababayaran ng sweldo dahil abot abot ang mga gastusin namin. I would always ask her and tell her pwede na nya kaming iwan dahil nahihirapan na kami to give her her salary, and yet through thick and thin, sa hirap at ginhawa, sa meron at wala, hindi nya kami iniwan."
“Hindi namin maabot ang mga pangarap namin, kung walang Ate V kaming kaagapay sa araw araw na pamumuhay. My hubby and I believe that giving and sharing must always begin at home. We want Callie and Alonzo to know the value of gratitude and of sharing to family. And with the work that I'm blessed with now, ito ang paglalaanan namin nun. God is good. Punong puno ang puso ko ng pasasalamat sa Diyos, dahil ngayon, maibabalik na namin sa kanya ang lahat ng pagmamahal at taon na ibinuhos nya sa amin."
"Eto ang pasasalamat namin sayo, Ate V. Sana nagustuhan mo.”
Watch the full video below!