The viralization of a photo of a father working on the corners of a street in Argentina while his daughter she was doing her homework on the side, leaning against a tree, caused a huge gesture of solidarity that generated an incredible change for the family that practically depended on the day to eat.
The protagonists are Mauro, 21, and his daughter Guadalupe, 6, who were on the street corners of Alem and San Lorenzo, in the Argentine city of San Miguel de Tucumán, when a neighbor decided to take a photo of them and share them on social networks.
“I don’t know his name, I know him because I saw him in the street working, doing changas (cleaning vehicles). She is his little girl, besides he has his wife and a younger child. Here he is seen working while his little girl does her homework. That little girl deserves every chance. Let’s help, thank you, “said Álvaro Romero’s message.
The situation for little Guadalupe and her father Mauro was not easy, they lived with their mother Ruth, 28, and her brother Santiago, almost two, in a house of their maternal grandfather, who has a problematic consumption of alcohol. what generated that the four were day and night in the street to avoid conflicts, mentions the local chain TN.
“I couldn’t wait to leave to have something, I thought that I was going to die at the traffic light, “recalled Mauro in conversation with the Argentine media.
The photo taken by the neighbor was shared more than 4,700 times on Facebook, reaching Agustín, who went to the corners where Mauro washed cars to offer him a job offer that motivated a change not only of area, but also in under the conditions in which he was living with his family.
According to the media, the young man has been working for just over a month as a bricklayer’s assistant inside a construction company, where he does his work for about nine hours a day.
“Agustín was a client of the traffic light, we met because of his good heart“said Mauro, while Ruth, happy for the fact, affirms that now “We can give our children a better lifestyle, before if it rained we wouldn’t eat.”
The job proposal and an advance on his salary made it possible for the whole family to move to a guest house where they have more space and tranquility. Ruth also received job assistance and
now he works cleaning three houses
While little Guadalupe and her brother Santiago are in classes, she has a double shift in a school and he in a kindergarten.
“I didn’t expect to get a permanent position, I thought it was going to be temporary and that I was going to go back to the corner. Our idea now is to grow, not loosen up at work and maybe I’ll buy a motorcycle to take Guada to school and my wife to work, “said Mauro.
The family says they are getting organized with the furniture, which was given to them by other people, hoping soon to have a wardrobe since many of their clothes still remain on the floor.
“We still have to settle with the money because we are very wasteful with our children. Perhaps because we lacked so much is that we cannot say no to them and what they ask of us, we give them,” Mauro mentions.