在父亲期间’s Day, 70-year-old 罗萨里奥 Del Real still showed up to work. He sold ice pops despite the heat, pushing his ice cream cart through the east side of Chicago. That is until one family decided that he would end his shift early.
罗萨里奥’转职带他去了奥斯卡·冈萨雷斯（Oscar Gonzalez）和维克多·多明格斯（Victor Dominguez）；这两个男人和他们的家人有一个父亲’s Day barbecue party. The two men got into a conversation with 罗萨里奥 and decided to buy all his ice pops so he could go home that day.
他使他们想起了他们的父亲, so talking to Don 罗萨里奥 and learning of his background really touched them.凯伦·冈萨雷斯（Karen Gonzalez） to 芝加哥论坛报
They raised over $50 000 for Don 罗萨里奥
罗萨里奥 revealed that he had suffered an injury, which had made it impossible for him to continue his previous work as a carpenter. So he found another way to keep himself busy.
我不想坐在家里无所事事，没有目的。我必须感谢上帝，我仍然可以工作，但是我没有足够的能力感谢（家人）为我所做的一切，这让我感到非常高兴。Don 罗萨里奥 to 芝加哥论坛报
凯伦·冈萨雷斯（Karen Gonzalez）’男朋友Michaelangelo Mosqueda发布了TikTok视频，该视频大受欢迎。然后，他决定成立 GoFundMe to help Don 罗萨里奥 retire, after a whole life of labor. In one day, they managed to raise $40 000. Now, they have over $50 000 raised for the wholesome old man.
Don 罗萨里奥 was shocked by the gesture and brought to tears by the news. “I don’t deserve this,” he kept repeating in Spanish.
Back in 1969, Don 罗萨里奥 emigrated to the United States from his native town of Zatacetas in Mexico. He became an official citizen in 1979. At the time, all they wanted was to be able to survive with his family.
For years, he picked fruits and vegetables, starting in California and moving to Texas and then Oregon.“I’ve had countless jobs,” Don 罗萨里奥 told the 芝加哥论坛报.
在芝加哥，他开始了自己的家庭，并买了房子与妻子抚养三个孩子’s help. It wasn’直到2015年，他已经完成了抵押贷款的支付，并可能开始放缓。
“He refuses to stop working,” Lucero Del Real, one of Don 罗萨里奥’s 女儿s told 芝加哥论坛报。 “我仍然感到震惊，并为这个家庭以及所有改变了父亲一天一天生活的人们深表谢意。”
When Don 罗萨里奥 got injured, he reached out to Carlos Serrano, the owner of an ice cream shop called Las Tres Abeja, to ask for a 帕莱塔 cart. While Serrano was reluctant to agree, because Don 罗萨里奥 was too old to be doing this kind of work during the pandemic, he inevitably caved in as he understood the plight of fellow Latino men when it came to earning money.
But on a good day, Serrano said that the pay would be $50 to $70 a day. “It made me happy to see Don 罗萨里奥 so joyful when someone bought all of his 帕塔塔斯”，塞拉诺说。
Don 罗萨里奥 is not only a 古物他使我们想起了我们的父亲，我们的 abuelos, 他们尽管遇到任何困难，年龄或健康问题，却选择继续努力以诚实的方式赚钱。他应得的。凯伦·冈萨雷斯（Karen Gonzalez）