WATCH: This OFW Homecoming Video Will Make You Ugly-Cry
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(SPOT.ph) According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are at least 2.2 million Filipinos working overseas. It's a bittersweet and life-changing decision for these OFWs to leave the country; we can only imagine how heartbreaking it is for them to leave their loved ones behind.
Every time an OFW comes back home, raw emotions take over—what usually follows is a tearjerking but heartwarming reunion. That's why whenever we find ourselves in need of a pick-me-up, we watch OFW homecoming videos, and we couldn't care less if we ugly-cry through them.
OFWs like Nene Tongol, Leo Poliquit, and DenDen Sevilla are considered heroes not only by their families but also by the Philippine government—after all, the remittances they send contribute to the country's economic growth. But these hard-working Filipinos shrug off the "hero" label. For them, their sacrifice is all for the love of their families.
As seen in the video, OFWs only allow themselves to fully savor the fruits of their labor when they are reunited with their loved ones. For these breadwinners, genuine success is being welcomed home by the people who make their sacrifice worth it.
Chooks-To-Go pays tribute to our OFWs for all their hard work and sacrifices. These overseas workers are truly the country's most beloved global ambassadors, and we’re proud to have them represent us.
Got an OFW homecoming story to share? Go to Chooks-To-Go's Facebook page and share your stories there.