GMA News Online reports that the viral Facebook black-and-white photo featuring Lola Aurelia Matias with a missing person flyer of her husband, Lolo Luis, pinned to the back of her dress has led to a heartwarming reunion. The social media buzz helped reunite them on Tuesday, November 22. Lolo Luis, who suffers from memory lapses, had been missing for two weeks. A concerned caller had spotted Lolo Luis at LRT's Quirino station. Relatives fetched Lolo Luis and brought him home.
It's all because Facebook user Reddie Js, a street photography enthusiast, posted the photo on Monday (November 21). He asked everyone to post it on their Facebook walls, too. The photo was shared 53,760 times.
Reddie Js told GMA News Online that he had "chanced upon Lola Aurelia sitting at the corner of Buendia Avenue and Roxas Boulevard." He said, "Nung makita ko yung pinned flyers sa damit niya naawa ako sa status ni Lola that she will go to that extent na maglagay pa s’ya ng ganun to find Lola. Pero sabi ko din ang galing. Love n’ya tlga si Lolo (When I saw the flyers pinned on her dress, I felt bad for her. She had to go to that extent to find him. But I found it amazing. She really loves him)."
Reddie Js then approached Lola Aurelia and asked for a copy of the flyer pinned to her dress. He then asked for permission to take her picture and post it on Facebook. Lola Aurelia agreed.
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