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Student Goes To School With Makeshift Pen Made Of Wood And Rubber Band

This kid’s perseverance touched the hearts of netizens.

Let’s face it, not all students value the simple things such as pens, pencils, and other school supplies. The unfortunate fact, however, is that there are also plenty of youngsters who are struggling to make ends meet and have to cope with very limited resources just so they can still study.

Take this young boy from Samar, Philippines, for example. He was so determined to keep learning that he refused to skip school even if he doesn’t have a proper pen. Instead of giving up, he went to school with an improvised writing tool made of wood and rubber band.

Because this kid belongs to a poor family who could not afford to buy him school supplies, he found a creative way to solve the problem.

Wrapped in a piece of wood and held together by rubber bands is a ballpen refill. He uses this makeshift ballpen in his class, allowing him to still be in school and copy his lessons on paper.

In a post that has since gone viral on Facebook and reshared over several channels, Teacher Maricor Baculanta with Facebook account Moshi De Vera-Bacs shared pictures of the kid who was writing intently on his armchair while using the makeshift pen.

According to the teacher, she noticed the student was covering his paper even when they weren’t having an exam. Apparently, the kid was trying to conceal his pen out of everyone’s view.

The post has inspired a lot of netizens because the kid didn’t mind not having the proper ballpen for school; instead of complaining and quitting because his parents were too poor to buy him one, this kid made use with the resources he had.

The still unnamed kid goes to school at Union Elementary School in Sta Rita, Samar. When his story went viral, a lot of netizens promised to provide all the help they could send him to ensure he never has to use a makeshift ballpen again.

Other commenters shared that their kids don’t know how to value their school supplies and they wished the children could learn a thing or two from this boy.

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25 Uplifting Photos That Capture The True Essence of Happiness

Pure happiness is always around us – if we know where to look!

"Happiness," religious leader Joseph Smith Jr once said, "is the purpose and design of our existence - and will be the end thereof if we pursue the path that leads to it."

But in today's grim world, is it still possible to "pursue" joy in our lives? It's easier to feel miserable and pessimistic because of all the bad news, right? Well the photos below will probably make you feel otherwise.

As you will see in these images, happiness is always in the right places around us as long as we know where to look. Furthermore, true happiness isn't in expensive devices and big houses but in people, moments, and even animals!...

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Famous Photographer Ends Career To Care For Unwanted Animals

She is currently taking care of 200 dogs, foxes, and raccoons!

Most people work hard to have a successful career. However, one famous Russian photographer decided to leave it all behind for a truly extraordinary cause. She decided to move to a house in the forest so she could take care of sick dogs and other unwanted animals.

Daria Pushkareva was a famous wedding photographer based in Moscow, Russia. The self-described "workaholic" admitted that she would work "15-hour shifts without a day off for two weeks at a time." Although she found success in her career, everything changed when Daria and her husband took in a shelter puppy with a missing eye. From there, they began adopting more ill dogs and taking care of the pooches.

Daria plays with two of the rescued dogs.

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Old Man Buys Brand New Motorcycle Using Coins He Saved For Two Years

You don’t have to be in debt to acquire things in life.

These days, it is much easier to buy things because there are now lots of options for installment plans. In fact, you can now easily get a motorcycle on credit for a three-year payment scheme.

However, if you really think about it, buying things on credit would make you pay much more than the asking price. If you add up all the monthly amortizations and the down payment, you’ll realize you might already be paying twice the unit’s price! So an old man from the Philippines had a better idea to afford the motorcycle that he really wanted.

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