5 kids from “Little Big Shots” who inspired us and touched our hearts

Every weekend, the cutest, wittiest, and most charming kids from all over the country and the world entertain us on ABS-CBN’s top-rating “Little Big Shots.”

Although their talent, wit, and personality got them on national television, it is their inspiring stories and the lessons that come along with them that make us love the show even more.

It’s also a family affair. Parents and loved ones cheer for the kids and give them encouraging words – which all the more highlight the importance of support and encouragement in nurturing the kids’ skills.

There’s emphasis on pursuing your passion and hardwork. And sometimes, there are tears.

We couldn’t resist listing down some of the kids from “Little Big Shots” who touched us with their heartwarming stories:

1. Hiphop dancer JM Javier

JM wowed host Billy Crawford with his death-defying stunts. But this kid from Cavite has a soft side when it comes to his family. His parents broke up when he was just three years old. Luckily, he has a loving aunt and uncle who have taken care of him and loved him as if he were their own child.

After his jaw-dropping hiphop performance in the show, his aunt got emotional and shared how proud she was of her nephew. “Pagbutihan mo lang ‘yung dreams mo, mag-aral ka nang mabuti. Mahal na mahal ka namin,” said tita Joan as she broke down in tears.

2. Archer Kat Kho

Though born deaf, eleven-year-old Kat did not let her condition stop her from becoming an archer, serving as an inspiration to people with disabilities. Her chosen sport made her shine and eventually let her meet new friends. Her pleasant smile is also a ray of sunshine to the people around her, especially her mother, who vows to be by her side and give her full support.

3. Kent Abitona, the kid with six-pack abs

You won’t expect a kid as tiny as Kent to have six-pack abs and incredible strength. Only six, Kent instantly became a viral sensation after he impressed netizens with his well-sculpted physique. But what’s really admirable about Kent is his determination to give his family a good life.

“Mama, huwag ka mag-alala, makakaahon din tayo. Mahal na mahal kita. ‘Di kita iiwan,” Kent told his mother, who had started welling up.

4. Wushu artist Vincent Ventura

Twelve-year-old Vincent is not only the pride of his family but also of the whole country. He has already represented the Philippines and won in several international competitions. But more than the awards, his parents are proud of him because of his passion not only for his sport, but also for his desire to help his family financially through his scholarship, which he got through wushu. At his very young age, Vincent already knows the value of responsibility.

5. Hoola-hoop dancer Jane Arnado

The cheerful girl won our hearts not only because of her impressive and fiery hoola-hoop tricks, but also her commitment to give her family a bright future. Hoola-hooping is more than just a hobby to her; it also sends her siblings to school and once helped her family pay for home repairs after it was struck by typhoon Yolanda. “Ang laking tulong sa amin ni Jane kasi nung na-Yolanda ‘yung bahay namin, siya ang nakatulong sa amin. Isa siyang gift ni God,” said Jane’s mother Glen.

Don’t miss the talented, witty, and charming kids and the heartwarming stories in “Little Big Shots,” Saturdays and Sundays on ABS-CBN and on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For updates on the show, like www.facebook.com/LBigShotsPH or follow @LBigShotsPH on Twitter.