Daniel Cabrera uses light from a McDonald's to do his homework. Photo / Facebook
Daniel Cabrera uses light from a McDonald's to do his homework. Photo / Facebook

The photo inspiring the world

AN IMAGE of a homeless boy who used light from a McDonald's restaurant in the Philippines to do his homework has gone viral on social media with many saying he had inspired them.

Daniel Cabrera was spotted by Joyce Torrefranca, a medical student, as he worked on the pavement in Manila.

She posted the image to Facebook, saying Daniel had inspired her to work harder.

The picture was soon being shared thousands of times, with people reflecting how often even basic living standards are taken for granted.

Daniel's home was burned down and his father died. He is often seen begging with his mother in the area, but shows determination to get an education.

"As a student, it gave me an inspiration to work harder. I seldom go to coffee shops to study, but this kid just hit me," said Torrefranca.

One of Daniel's teachers, Rosalina Detuya, described him as "a happy child".

"He is also intelligent and actually answers during class discussion, he really participates."


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