“This is a young girl who wanted her picture taken with her makeshift hula hoop, playing at a dark & depressing charcoal factory in Manila. Hope is everywhere.”
Excerpt of photo above (I’ve cropped it) via Imgur via Reddit via Mio Cade flickr.com. Click here for full image, much larger, and more photos.
Mio: “Could not remember this little girl name. But she was very curious of my camera. She requested me to take a photo of her playing the hula hoop. She was so happy to be photographed and kept asking for more photos.. Kuya, photo me, kuya photo me. I remember her sweet voices.
At the end I hugged her and swing her around like a hula hoop. She was overjoyed. To me she was a little princess. She was so adorable.”
Another photo from Tondo: chilling.