He explained in a vlog: “Maliit na regalo lang, para naman maramdaman nila na na-a-appreciate ko ang mga efforts nila, mga sakrispisyo nila sa vlog na to. Kasi kung walang Ian at Jerome, walang Ninong Ry. Tandaan niyo yan.”
His video “Pamasko ni Ninong Ry” on YouTube has garnered almost 300,000 views and 14,000 likes in just a couple of weeks. The candid chef is also nearing half-a-million subscribers since he started his food vlogs in July last year.
This time around, it was his friends’ turn to surprise him. They gave the YouTuber a yellow model Vespa and a personalized Funko Pop of himself.
“Never in my wildest dreams na inisip ko na magiging laruan ako (in a literal sense),” he wrote on his official social media pages. “Halos maiyak-iyak ako nung nakita ko to, haha!”
According to Ninong Ry’s post, his camera operator Ian talked to custom toy designer GrapiKen, only to find out that the latter had already started making a figurine version of Reyes. As for the toy scooter, it came from his video editor Jerome’s brother.
Reyes added: “Maraming salamat sa inyong dalawa talaga at siyempre sa inyong mga inaanak ko na walang tigil na sumusuporta! *insert wag ka iiyak meme* Love you all!”