Dad uses magic trick on son when he leaves to work abroad for a year

Dad uses magic trick to say farewell to his one-year-old son so there are no tears when he leaves to work abroad for a year

  • Nafson Tolentino, 31, had to leave his wife and one-year-old so behind in Manila
  • He works as a marketing assistant for a real estate company in Alberta, Canada
  • Around 2 million Filipinos spend at least some of the year working overseas

This is the emotional moment a father used a popular internet trend vanishing trick to stop his son from crying when he left the Philippines to work abroad. 

Nafson Tolentino, 31, was saying goodbye to his wife and one-year-old son Maze Tolentino at the airport in Manila.

He works as a marketing assistant for a real estate company in Alberta, Canada for up to a year each time.

Nafson Tolentino, 31, was saying goodbye to his wife Eula Roque, 27 and one-year-old son Maze

His job as a marketing assistant for a real estate company in Alberta, Canada cane keep him away for up to a year each time


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To avoid an emotional scene and to prevent Maze crying and holding onto him, he performed the trick that has gone viral on the internet in recent months.  

Nafson held up a blanket and waved it around to perform the disappearing trick as wife Eula Roque, 27, comforted the infant.

Nafson said: ‘This is my special technique for waving goodbye at the airport. It’s like magic, and there are no tears.

To avoid an emotional scene and to prevent Maze crying and holding onto him, he performed the trick that has gone viral on the internet in recent months

‘It’s very hard emotionally. This is all part of the life of being a Filipino Overseas Worker’, he said

‘Sometimes you just want to leave suddenly without getting upset. It’s really difficult when there’s a child.

‘It’s very hard emotionally. This is all part of the life of being a Filipino Overseas Worker.’

Working abroad is common in the Philippines, with an estimated 2.2 million people spending some time working outside the country from April to September 2016.

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