An inspirational young boy has proved that you can do anything with enough determination after finding a way to chop a tree with an axe despite having no arms.
The young lumberjack lives in Kabankalan in the Philippines, and he reportedly wanted to use the video to inspire other people by showing the world what he can do.
Grinning as he balanced the tool between his neck, shoulder and chin, the boy levered the axe so it gained enough momentum to cut into the tree.
Watch the child at work here:
Filmed near the little boy’s house, the video is definitely a motivator for anyone who’s been thinking that a particular challenge is too much for them. I don’t think there’s any excuse for anyone not to do the washing up or take the rubbish out after watching this.
I once attempted to chop down a tree, but only got as far as putting on a pair of gloves to hold the axe with. After putting them on I was informed that sometimes spiders like to reside in the finger holes, so I flung them off in fear, and sure enough a spider crawled out.
I made no further effort to chop down the tree, but the handyman in this video is definitely making me feel like I should have tried harder.
Viewers of the footage shared their praise for the driven young boy on social media.
One commenter wrote:
If you try hard enough nothing is impossible, no matter your condition.
Another person is planning to use the video to encourage their own children to work harder:
WHEN YOUR KIDS SAY I CAN’T…SHOW THEM THIS
A third simply added:
Amazing little boy God bless him
It looks like he has a lot of tree left to get through, but with his motivation I’m sure he’ll have found the strength to keep at it!
One little girl who was born with no arms proved just as resourceful as the wood-chopper, as she taught herself to eat with her feet.
Vasilina, from Russia, was filmed practising the skill by her mum, who shared the video on Facebook with the caption ‘For Vasilina’s fans’.
Для поклонников Василины.Познакомьтесь с Василиой здесь…FB fan page/страница: https://www.facebook.com/Vasilina-Василина-1561598970526794/Youtube Channel Василины/Vasilina: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8nMa5RfyzNfobk9i0IdZ5A/featuredTo license this video, please go here: http://videospring.bravebison.io/for-vasilinas-fans/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org”
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Showing a coordination that would be hard to rival, Vasilina held a fork with her toes and managed to direct the food into her mouth – while many children her age probably would have ended up with a very messy face if they’d tried to feed themselves.
Vasilina took a couple of attempts to find the perfect angle which would allow her to reach the food, but her determination made sure she ended up well fed. Her incredible actions were viewed over 78 million times and shared over 1.6 million times.
The video has no doubt been inspirational for many people.
One viewer commented:
oh my… Touched. Loving this little but already strong and amazing angel.
Aww beautiful girl!! Not giving up!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.