Now and again in life, we sometimes encounter things that are so unbelievable that we think, no surely not! But sure enough this is one of those stories, it’s just so heartbreaking too!
A photographer, called ‘A.J.Laberinto’ took some really sad photos, it will surely make you sad to the pit of your stomach!
Around May of 2014, the photographer was walking the streets of Manila in the Philippines, he came across something he really had to capture on film!
Even now the photos are difficult to look at, but they do need to be shown to everyone and shared, even if it’s only to raise awareness and to see the darker side of humanity, the side we want to obliterate!
This naked toddler was sleeping in the middle of the streets, in public, on a busy staircase, there was not even one person who didn’t just walk straight past the toddler!
The photographer, Laberinto, was lost for words about it, he was shocked at what he had seen with his own two eyes! Not even one person gave more than a passing glance to the toddler as they went by.
All the people are accustomed to seeing homeless children on the streets, and begging on the streets that they all seem to have blinkers to it, like its just a normal everyday occurrence…
The photographer said on Facebook:
“There I was, camera–celfone rather, in hand turning around the corner when I saw the child. You see, only recently I’ve been taking pictures of whatever sight was in front of me strolling around Manila though not that many. So there I was, and for several seconds the baby lay there on the floor not dying but rather sound asleep. The passers-by having seen too many too much of street children and beggars knew already how to react: they just walked away.”
“After having finished taking the photos I then asked some familiar faces in the crowd, people who actually lived near those stairs, as to where the parent of that baby was. Lo and behold, a woman somewhat bedraggled with dirty clothes on showed up and immediately carried the baby away. All of this in a span of seconds. I bought the child food, by the way, four days ago and he’s still living in the streets the very bed to sleep in he ever knew.“
The cynicism and the sadness of a people whoa re so used to seeing this on the streets every single day is both touching and terrible! It truly shows the lack of humanity of some people in the world.
With solidarity, we can defeat anything, let’s be against this together, and if you like, please SHARE these powerful images with friends and family.