Singapore — A domestic helper from the Philippines shared her joy on social media after her Singaporean employers surprised her with a birthday celebration and a new phone.
One Jenebee Espinosa took to short video creation app TikTok to thank her employers for her birthday surprise.
“Nine months with them… and they give me this,” wrote Ms Espinosa.
The video showed her unboxing a package from Lazada.
“This is one; there’s another one. This is part one,” the father was heard saying.
As Ms Espinosa opened the box and saw that it was a phone, she was moved to tears.
She also got another box that contained cases to house her new device.
In another video, Ms Espinosa shared other surprises she received, such as a cake and a birthday meal.
“Thank you, sir and madam. I’m very happy,” wrote Ms Espinosa.
Members of the online community praised the family for treating Ms Espinosa like their own family member.
“That is the trust between boss and helper. If all foreign helpers can be like her, then no problem. By giving phone is trust her that she use it,” a netizen commented.
Many noted that the relationship between employer and domestic helper always went both ways. A good helper equals a good employer, and a good employer equals a good helper, said others.
“I celebrated my previous helper birthday always and try to give you gifts,” said a netizen.
“Recent one not so good lah! It’s always from both sides – helper and employer.” /TISG