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Filipino internet mourns the passing of Chris Punsalan’s beloved grandmother

Chris Punsalan has shared the sad news of his 97-year-old Kapampangan grandmother, Anicia Santos Manipon passing on Monday, January 29, 2024.

Punsalan, who is a musician and FilAm content creator, became well-known for being a full-time caregiver to his grandma. Their social media journey began in 2019 when his TikTok video about his typical day as a caregiver went viral. Since then, Punsalan continued to document their moments, and their inspiring videos have earned him a massive following on various social media platforms, including 2.4 million TikTok followers, 962,000 Facebook followers, and 1 million Instagram followers.

In a TikTok video, Punsalan expressed his heartbreak over his grandmother’s passing, saying, “My heart is broken, grandma fought so hard and lived such a fruitful life. I’m relieved that she can finally rest and she’s in better hands than we could’ve ever provided. I love you forever Grandma.”

Many digital and video creators have also expressed their sympathy and shared their memories of Grandma.

Digital and video creators' comments
via Facebook

Social media users have penned their gratitude to Punsalan for sharing his grandmother with them.

Social media users comments
via TikTok

The collective heartache resonates, and Punsalan has not posted anything following the confirmation of his grandmother’s passing. May she rest in peace.


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