If Daniel Can Do It, So Can You!! (post by Frank Somerville KTVU)

You can learn a lot from a kid.

I saw this picture this morning and it stopped me in my tracks.

This little boy is named Daniel.
He is homeless.
But he’s also determined to do well in school.

So he set up a bench and is using the light from a McDonalds restaurant in the Philippines to do his homework.

The picture was taken by a college student named Joyce Gilos Torrefranca.

She posted it on her Facebook page with the caption:
“I got inspired by a kid.”

The story has since been picked up by a number of different news organizations.

And Torrefranca posted a follow up comment saying:
“I didn’t think that a simple photo could make a huge difference.
Thank you guys for sharing the photo.”

“I hope Daniel’s story will continue touching our hearts so that we will always be inspired and motivated in every situation we face in life.”

I couldn’t agree more.

I also keep thinking what this says about Daniel.
If he’s this determined to do his homework now, can you imagine what he’s capable of accomplishing as he gets older.

As I said:
You can learn a lot from a kid.

Here is a link to Joyce Gilos Torrefranca’s Facebook page:

And for more on the story go to:

One last note.
Several of you were wondering if Daniel has gotten any help.
I was reading through the comments and Abbie Azeuqorb wrote:

“He got help from the people within the city and the government.
He was given new school supplies and LED lamp.
Two police officers brought him to the mall and bought him a toy police car since he wanted to be a cop or a doctor.
And his mom I think was given some money for livelihood.”

Great news!
Go Daniel.

Frank Somerville KTVU's photo.
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