Boy who used to study under streetlights moves up to junior HS


Posted at May 20 2019 05:15 PM | Updated as of May 20 2019 05:17 PM

MANILA - Daniel Cabrera, the boy whose photos while studying along a sidewalk in Cebu went viral in 2015, has finished elementary and will soon start studying in junior high school.

Fast food chain McDonald's made the announcement Monday on its Facebook page.


"Congratulations, Daniel Cabrera on your moving up! Daniel is the “Boy Who Loves to Study” whose photo while studying under the light of a McDonald’s store in Cebu went viral in 2015. Masaya kaming masuportahan ka sa iyong pag-aaral. Mabuhay ka!" the company wrote in its caption.

Back in 2015, photos of Cabrera studying outside a McDonald's branch caught the attention of netizens and even the company.

The boy, who was then in third grade, received help from various people and organizations, including the local social welfare office.

Three years after, Cabrera has finished Grade 6.