If you are lucky enough to still have your grandparents around, make the most of your moments together. They love to impart wisdom and lessons, and if you listen in, you might learn a thing or two about life! But more importantly, always shower them with love and affection. Just take your cue from these three Pinoy celebrities:
When Alden’s career skyrocketed and he could finally afford to buy his own home, he had his grandparents in mind when he was scouting around. He said in an interview: “Yung priority ko noon when I was looking for a house was dapat merong room sa baba. Pag walang room sa baba, regardless of how it looks, hindi pasok.” The actor also admits that he is a “lola’s boy” and bonds with his grandmother by watching movies and helping her out in the kitchen. Lola Linda Reyes, Alden’s grandmother, is proud of her grandson and even told everyone how pampered she is by her apo.
Ever since Julia first started working in show business and became her family’s breadwinner, her goal was to provide a better life for her grandmother and mom who is deaf-mute. Her grandmother is a constant presence in her life. In fact, Julia once said in an interview that, “From the start po talaga, noong nag-start ako sa showbiz, even doon sa school, siya na talaga ang kasama ko, parang mommy, daddy lahat.” Julia’s grandmother sacrificed her salon business to support Julia’s showbiz career full-time, and Julia made sure to put up a new one with her earnings as a gift to her lola.
KC’s Lola Elaine Gamboa-Cuneta was her “Super Lola.” The actress expressed her grief over the passing of her “Mita” in 2014. In an Instagram caption, she wrote, “I love you so much and I can’t wait see your smile & beautiful eyes again. You allowed me to fly, because you knew I could. You taught me so much. Your love is a gift. I hope I continue to fly high so you can be proud. Mita, thank you for being the best. #SuperLola” According to her mom, Sharon, KC offered to pay part of her lola’s hospital bills.