Elevator girl inspires on social media

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Cherry Alejandrino was a simple, hardworking elevator operator, until social media catapulted her to instant fame.

MANILA, Philippines – Cherry Alejandrino was a simple, hardworking elevator operator until social media catapulted her to instant fame.

Carol Ramoran reports.

Cherry Alejandrino may seem like an ordinary elevator girl, but that’s until she starts to talk.
Cherry talking in elevator, entertaining shoppers
With her bubbly personality and willingness to help shoppers, Cherry caught the attention of Youtube user Dave Pronto.
Pronto uploaded a video of Cherry which got hundreds of thousands of views.
As her Youtube video went viral, so did her influence on netizens.
She had always wanted to be a teacher.
But her family could not afford to send her to college.
Despite setbacks, Cherry says people should always be dedicated to their jobs.

CHERRY ALEJANDRINO
ELEVATOR GIRL
Pag welcome ko po sa tao kumakagat po sa kanila eh. Sinusuklian po nila ng “thank you,” “ganyan ka ba talaga?” Opo, because I need and I love my job. So tawa po sila ng tawa. Sa pagtawa nilang yon, nakakawala po ng pagod. (People like it when I welcome them. They respond and say, “thank you,” “are you rally like that?” Yes, I am because I need and love my job. They laugh and laugh. When I see them amused, it makes me forget about being tired.)

Shoppers find Cherry’s sunny disposition infectious.

KIRK FURREL
OLONGAPO RESIDENT
She’s so polite, informative. Every floor, she would tell you what it’s got. She can really go overboard. She’s nice. I get used to it, she’s so friendly.

On Tuesday, she was presented with a plaque of appreciation by the mall she works in.
Cherry, despite instant fame, remains humble thanking social media and the person who uploaded her video for recognizing a hardworking girl.
Carol Ramoran, Rappler, Olongapo. – Rappler.com