Santa on a motorcycle who pedals across the metropolis to make kids blissful
Manila, Philippines – The 12 months has been tough and difficult for everybody. However whereas some folks appear to have misplaced hope, there are people who go above and past to the touch lives and ship happiness in one of the best ways that they will.
Such is the motivation behind Joey Belo’s advocacy of bringing pleasure to the road kids and provoking the web group. The 59-year-old bike owner is the content material creator behind the YouTube channel Bike Camper JBelo, which is greater than only a journey vlog. In his movies, the biker is seen pedaling within the metropolis and stopping to shock homeless children with baggage of toys.
Since Belo’s fateful encounter with Joseph Allain Eliseo, who instructed his story on-line, his humble channel has grown to have greater than 250,000 subscribers. He says, “I’m actually grateful as a result of I didn’t think about that this could occur to me. Now once I bike, there are individuals who would cease and greet me. The assist is actually overwhelming.”
The beginning line
However how did this modern-day hero start his advocacy? Belo shares that he has been keen on biking since he was a toddler. It appeared that he adopted his father’s footsteps as a newspaper supply man to distribute pleasure to children within the streets.
He narrates, “I used to be motivated to start out this advocacy as a result of I additionally as soon as lived within the streets. Batang kalye din ako midday, at hindi ako madalas mag-stay sa Bahay kasi maliit lang tirahan namin midday.”
His journey began by creating an improvised camper bike fabricated from recycled scrap supplies from junk retailers. Together with his makeshift van and GoPro Hero 8, he treks round Metro Manila for lengthy days and paperwork and uploads his experiences alongside the highway on his channel. He has been to quite a few locations and introduced smiles to children in Calamba, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal.
Nevertheless, except for delivering toys to avenue kids, Belo says that he opened a YouTube channel so he might go away a legacy for his kids. “I actually like watching on YouTube, and I’ve been planning to start out a channel since final 12 months. I wish to publish movies for my children to look at as a result of the posts keep there for a very long time, parang legacy ko na.”
Belo shares that his personal children usually help in modifying and importing movies on his channel. The same old routine is that he provides them his digicam as soon as he will get dwelling, and so they filter by the recordings and edit them to turn into a vlog. At the moment, they’ve produced and posted 26 movies on the channel.
An inspiration to netizens
If it weren’t for Belo making a cease in Muntinlupa, he wouldn’t have been capable of meet with Joseph Eliseo and have his story shared on social media. The 26-year-old was strolling dwelling from work when Belo reached out to him and handed a flyer for his channel.
“Sir Joey simply caught my curiosity due to his soft-spoken and kind-hearted nature. Regardless of his age, he’s nonetheless very keen to assist folks, particularly the road kids,” Eliseo mentions about his assembly with the biker.
When Eliseo posted Belo’s photograph and story on his feed, he shared that he was glad as a result of he was capable of attain and encourage hundreds of individuals. He says, “I consider that his advocacy on serving to avenue kids is superior. Because the hole between wealthy and poor turns into wider and wider as of late, it amazes me that there’s a man who’s prepared to take dangers to be a part of the answer in his personal approach.”
He provides, “Attending to know Sir Belo is a blessing. He made me understand that we should always by no means cease being a blessing to others and that there’s at all times an opportunity to provide again to the group in our personal methods.”
Touching hearts, bringing smiles.
As his story made rounds on-line, Belo says that he has acquired beneficiant donations of toys and monetary assist for different items for the children. He expresses his gratitude, “I make certain to doc each time I give toys to the children to allow them to see the place their donations go. The continual assist from folks actually warms my coronary heart.”
With Christmas fast-approaching, Belo is decided to convey much more pleasure and provides presents, mentioning that he needs to additionally have the ability to give academic and storybooks, snacks, and even face masks for the kids.
When requested about his future plans, Belo says that he needs to achieve extra kids and journey to the Bicol area. He’s additionally hopeful that extra folks will take part his advocacy, saying, “Iba yung pakiramdam kapag nakita mo yung ngiti sa mga bata. Sa mga gusto na tumulong din, kahit in your individual little methods, gawin mo. Kahit sa una walang susuporta sayo, wag ka matakot. Attain out to them, and they’re going to thanks, endlessly.”
To those that wish to assist Belo as he ventures to extra cities, and provides toys to extra children, ship a message to him by way of his social media page or e mail him at [email protected]. Assist his vlogs and keep tuned for updates on his inspiring adventures by subscribing to his YouTube channel.