We all have friends that are like the siblings we never had. And for well-loved, award-winning OPM artist and ASAP Natin ‘To mainstay Moira Dela Torre, that would be actor-singer Sam Milby. From surprise gifts to changing her guitar strings, Sam and Moira have become each other’s family who have relentlessly supported one another in their respective endeavors.
In fact, being her true supportive “kuya”, he’s one of the people who pushed her music career. He helped produce her album and even performed as a guest in Moira’s first ever concert, “Tagpuan”
During his Tonight with Boy Abunda stint in 2018, Sam shared that after four years of knowing each other, she has become his little sister. He even admitted to being protective of her. Sam was also all praises for her talents, particularly her originals. He described her music as “hugot na may hope.” To put it simply, Sam could not be more genuinely proud of Moira.
But how did their friendship grow?
In her surprise appearance during her Kuya Sam’s Magndang Buhay guesting that same year, Moira divulged that being in the same management, Cornerstone Entertainment, has brought them closer. As a matter of fact, he gave her a brand-new guitar as a “good luck” gift for her The Voice Of The Philippines audition in 2013.
However, the 37-year-old actor’s role as a big brother to her didn’t stop there. Their relationship got deeper when he consoled and accompanied her during the difficult times in her life and relentlessly uplifted her spirits. In one of her Instagram posts, she recalled how he preached about her worth as a person and as an artist and gave her the strength and motivation to carry on and keep on pursuing her dreams. That’s why, the phenomenal songstress considers the “kuya she never had” as a gift and the answer to her prayers.
Of course, she also does her own share of being a little sister, too, by always being at his back in everything he does and praying for his absolute happiness, especially in his romantic life. Having been a witness in how Sam tends to rush and grow impatient with love, Moira has this message for him:
“Just keep trusting in the Lord and He will give you your heart’s desires. And I know that when she comes, she will be perfect, complete, and lack nothing.”
Indeed, their friendship is something everyone of us is wishing for to happen in our lives, right?