An OFW pretends to be sales agent to surprise her mom on her birthday. The reunion was made sweeter because she hasn’t been home for three years.
OFW Pretends to be Sales Agent
We’ve already featured several stories of OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) surprising their families with their homecomings, such as the dad who picked his kid up in school, the mom who went on stage on her daughter’s graduation day, or the son who pretended to buy from his dad’s sari-sari store.
Yet each of these never failed to bring tears to our eyes because we understand the feelings that these family members have now that their loved one is home.
Recently, netizen @itchan3d shared on TikTok the birthday surprise their mother received from their sibling who had been working abroad and hasn’t been home for 3 years.
Like many OFWs, their sister’s homecoming may have been affected by the pandemic – and their mom didn’t expect that she would be home soon.
But two before their mom’s birthday, Itchan’s sister was able to come home.
To surprise their mom, they decided to make their OFW sister pretend to be a sales agent.
Of course, the mask protocols made that easier since people are supposed to wear masks, particularly indoors and in the presence of strangers.
The surprise happened at their home as everyone gathered at the table for the document signing.
Then, the “sales agent” arrived and they talked to her casually, just so their mom wouldn’t realize what was happening.
When their mother went to the table, the transaction immediately began and their mom signed the documents. Although she glanced at the “sales agent,” she really didn’t recognize her at all.
After the documents were signed, they took a photo (the “sales agent” finally took her mask) – and the mom didn’t even mind that the “sales agent” clung to her like a family member. LOL.
But tears began to flow when she finally glanced back at the young woman and realized that it was her daughter. Awwww.
Watch the adorable video here:
Legal Transactions at Home for OFWs Abroad
Even if they’re abroad, OFWs can still legally transact certain documents or sale in the Philippines.
The requirements can vary, but it usually involves an SPA (Special Power of Attorney) to a designated person who will do the transactions on their behalf.
The SPA grants the designated person legal rights to represent the OFW, but it should also be stipulated in the SPA that they will not own any part of the property or thing (such as a vehicle) they’re transacting for the OFW.