- The adorable Filipino-British boy, Ethan Llanes, finally met his idol, President Rodrigo Duterte
- Duterte welcomed the boy’s family at Malacanañg for a short visit
- The video of their meeting has become viral on social media
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-British boy Ethan Richmond Llanes became a sort of an internet sensation after his video of a make-believe conversation with then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte became viral during the campaign period.
Her Filipina mother posted the video on social media and caught the attention of many netizens.’
In the said video, the adorable Ethan asked Duterte to arrest the bad guys and bring them inside jail.
Ethan is a ‘die-hard’ Duterte supporter who wished to personally meet the man once he returned to the Philippines.
This month, Ethan’s family went to the country to visit some relatives.
With the help of Chito Samontina, a meeting had been successfully arranged between Ethan and his ‘idol’ Duterte, who is now the president after convincingly winning the election.
In a video posted by Presidential Communications Office on Facebook, Duterte welcomed Ethan’s family in Malacañang, finally fulfilling the boy’s dream to meet one of his idols.
The President introduced the kid as his ‘good friend’ before having an animated chat with him. He also gets to play with the boy who was obviously elated from the meeting, even if it was only for a short while.
“You’re going to be a great guy someday,” the President told the kid.
Watch the viral video of their brief meeting below: