In the Kapamilya series On The Wings Of Love, Leah (Nadine Lustre) pursued her American dream all by herself, bringing nothing but her courage and love for family. The good thing was she found her much-needed support and guidance in the person of veteran OFW ‘fairy godmother’ Tita Jack (Cherry Pie Picache), mom of her ex-boyfriend Jigs (Albie Casino). It was Tita Jack who kept Leah company and helped her learn the in-and-outs of life in the United States. And to relieve their unexpected closeness, here’s a Kapamilya Toplist dedicated to Leah and Tita Jack’s touching damayan moments.
Leah first met Tita Jack during her church group’s chorale competition in the city of San Francisco, upon Jigs’ request. The kind-hearted Tita Jack toured Leah around the beautiful city and granted her wish to see the famous Golden Gates Bridge. The whole day of travel was nothing but a fun fulfilment of Leah’s childhood dreams, and in the end, opened the door to a close-knit relationship with Tita Jack. She was even allowed to stay at Tita Jack’s apartment for free primarily because of two reasons – she is a Filipino in dire need of help and she is special to Jigs.
Leah easily landed a job with the help of Tita Jack’s wide connections. And upon receiving her first salary, Leah ran to Tita Jack to share her feelings of happiness and to open up about her dreams, goals for her family, and even personal matters.
Clueless of the intricate legal procedures of working abroad, Leah sought Tita Jack’s help to fix her dilemma on her soon-to-expire tourist visa. Tita Jack couldn’t think of any easier way to solve the problem than setting up Leah for an arranged marriage with a US citizen or resident. Still through Tita Jack’s help, Leah started to scrutinize the candidates for her fake husband-to-be but they struggled to find her perfect match at first. Still, Tita Jack willingly shouldered the hassle and supported Leah on her ambitions until they found the best candidate who is none other than Clark (James Reid). And until the end, Tita Jack covered Leah with her generous of guidance and wisdom.
The road to our dreams may become bumpy and steep at times but the journey always gets easier when we are accompanied by a constant ‘support system’ like how Tita Jack is to Leah.