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  • This Drawing By A Filipino Artist At Pixar Studios Is A Sweet Tribute To Frontliners

    The artist behind this also directed Pixar's first film to feature Filipino-American characters.
    by Kate Borbon .
  • To honor the frontliners and essential workers working tirelessly to end the COVID-19 pandemic, Pixar Studios has shared a drawing featuring a little boy doing the “Mano Po” gesture to a doctor.

    The doctor was created by Filipino writer-director Bobby Rubio, who directed the Pixar short film Float, which was released in 2019 and is the studio’s first film to feature Filipino-American characters.

    The drawing was shared by Rubio on his personal Instagram page then shared by the Pixar Studios Instagram page.

    Rubio’s caption reads, “THANK YOU to all #HealthcareWorkers #EssentialWorkers #Frontlineworkers for being out there, saving lives and helping us through this Pandemic. I have family and friends out there, risking their lives every day. I want you to know it is much appreciated!”

    He continues, “#ManoPo is an honoring gesture used in the #Filipino culture. I honor ALL you #Frontline heroes!”

    The drawing has garnered praise among netizens, especially medical professionals and Pinoys all over the world who recognize Rubio’s efforts to bring forth more Filipino representation.

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    According to Worldometer, there are more than 2.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide and over 190,000 deaths. In the Philippines, there are nearly 7,000 cases and 462 deaths, according to the reportr.world COVID-19 Case Tracker.

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    To all frontliners and essential workers, we salute you for your hard work!

    For the latest COVID-19 cases, check out our reportr COVID-19 case trackerFor the latest news and updates on COVID-19, check out reportr.word/covid-19.

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