McDonald's ad features 'the boy who loves to study'

Leading fast food restaurant McDonald's on Tuesday released an online ad featuring Daniel Cabrera, the Cebu street boy who loves to study.

Now 11 years old, the studious and determined child received monetary donations, school supplies, and a college scholarship after a photo showing him studying on the pavement near a McDo store in Mandaue went viral on Facebook in June 2015.

It was then Cebu Doctors' University student Joyce Torrefranca who took the photo and posted it on the social networking site.

The new video, which garnered half a million views in less than 24 hours, retells the story of Cabrera and how it inspired Torrefranca. It also includes updates on both and shows them having a reunion after more than a year of not seeing each other.

According to the ad, Cabrera is now in Grade 3 and is in the top 10 of his class while Torrefranca already graduated from college and went back to her hometown in Leyte.

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Web sources said the boy who loves to study and his family now have a house and a sustainable source of income.

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