He was the “macho gwapito” who captured Lisa’s heart, who made us all wish that we could experience having a knight in shining armor like him. As we say goodbye to the dashing Leonardo “Leo” Tabayoyong (Robin Padilla), let’s take a look at his irresistible characteristics we all fell in love with. Here are the four sides of Leo’s character, which made him steal our hearts in Sana Dalawa ang Puso.
The Hardworking Man
At first, Leo was just a hardworking man who happened to meet the sophisticated Lisa Laureano (Jodi Sta. Maria). They had a not-so-good encounter in the beginning, followed by Leo saving Lisa by chance from a group of criminals. A lot of instances keep on bringing them together because they had one workplace. In all their sour meet ups, Leo appeared to be the dignified hardworking man who knows how to brandish his principles to his “Boss Ma’am” Lisa.
The Family Guy
Along with Lisa, we all discovered the deeper part of Leo’s character. As the eldest brother in their family and without having their parents anymore, we all came to know why Leo works hard and is so committed to his work. It was all because he loves his family so much. While Lisa helped him in his household chores, we saw how he attends to the every need of his siblings. He was the responsible ‘kuya’ to Tisay (Ali Forbes), Tinay (Miles Ocampo) and Tads (Ylona Garcia), and the dependable uncle to Tamtam (Elia Ilano). We all came to see that Leo is the family guy who would do anything for his siblings.
The Dashing Romantic
When time came that his job in the special task force involved Lisa, Leo had no choice but to reveal to her his true identity and tell her about his duties. Leo was bold enough to be all-out honest and bet everything for his love for Lisa. He had to make a brave move to win the heart of his beloved lady. Afterwards, he fought for their love to Lisa’s father Juancho Laureano (Christopher De Leon). No matter how many times Juancho tried to get rid of him, Leo didn’t grow weary on showing how he loves Lisa.
The Valiant Hero
Still having the risk of Lisa being involved in his mission for the special task force, Leo continued to be the fearless hero Lisa needs. He kept his investigations private but at the time their operation has gone out of hand with Lisa in danger, he took immediate action and saved his damsel in distress. Leo fearlessly plunged into action and fought to save Lisa.
From appearing to be just another hardworking man, becoming a family guy we grew to admire, then levelling up to be a dashing romantic who made us swoon, up to being the valiant hero of the story. Leo became the knight in shining armor we came to admire indeed.
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