A Syrian, who calls himself The Hungry Syrian Wanderer on Youtube, posted a video detailing the preparations of a birthday suprise for a former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait.
He has been living in the Philippines for five years.
The OFW now works in his milk tea shop, which he says is under renovation aimed to be reopened as a resto bar.
The said employee, Angel, is unaware of the preparations and that this was done by her boss with her co-employees as his cohorts.
He starts with buying a cake, conducting the transaction entirely using the Filipino language.
He said in the video that many Filipinos have to leave the country to work abroad.
He adds that he has a present for Angel, who has been working for him for six months, so she does not have to go back to Kuwait to work there.
“Dito na lang tayo sa Manila,” he says.
As part of the surprise, he then asks another employee to fetch Angel.
He then shows her around the furnished apartment, as he asks her some questions.
Angel said she worked in Kuwait for two years. She is back in the country because she wants to be with her family and she prefers to stay here.
He then hands her the keys to the apartment and Angel at first thought the gesture was a joke.
He then disclosed that he paid one year advance for the house and explained to Angel that she does not have to rent because the house was hers.
He also said that he does not own a house and has opted to buy a house for Angel.
“It’s a rewarding for Angel, for doing a lot for YOLO,” he said.
YOLO is the name of the milk tea shop that he owns.
With the video, he also posted: “I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back. No one becomes successful without lots of hard work, support from others, and a little luck. Giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful.”