While host country Philippines continues to take the lead in this year’s South East Asian (SEA) Games with more than 119 medals as of 9:30 AM today, an overwhelming number of Filipinos, too, are taking over Twitter to cheer and express their support for fellow SEAG competitor Timor-Leste, who have yet to win a medal in the competition.
Check out the following tweets and see how wholesome this competition has been between the Filipinos and the Timorese!
This tweet by @edikdolotina with the Timor-Leste flag along with the lines of “Fight Timor-Leste. We want you to go home with a smile and something to celebrate… get that gold… or silver or bronze…” is definitely all you need today:
@markotan143’s tweet with the photo of the Timor-Leste delegation during the SEAG Opening captioned with “Go Timor Leste! We, Filipinos supports you! As SEAGAMES tagline, We win as One!” truly embodies the 30th SEA Games’s tagline.
Filipino singer-songwriter and artist Gary Valenciano also cheered for the country and said, “Do not lose hope or heart. As time goes by you will only get better and better. We the Philippines acknowledge your presence and salute your efforts. You will get there!!!”
@HashtagRonald also said that it was nice to see his kababayans cheer for East Timor. In his tweet, he said, “That is indeed the real spirit of the Southeast Asian Games.”
This tweet by @I_Am_Hokage goes to show how love and support for one’s country should not end at cheering only for your delegates:
Finally, this wholesome tweet by @lancerpapi: