Maligayang-maligaya si Rosalyn "Rose" Silva ng San Joaquin, Iloilo, dahil natupad ang pangarap niyang maging escort sa kanyang 18th birthday celebration ang It’s Showtime original Kuya Escort na si Greg Hawkins.
Si Pastor Junie Antinero ng charitable institution na Silungan ng Pag-asa, na temporary shelter para sa mahihirap na batang may kanser na nagmula sa malalayong probinsiya, ang gumawa ng paraan na makausap si Lito de Guzman, ang manager ni Greg, para maimbitahan ang baguhang aktor sa surprise 18th birthday party para kay Rose.
Ginanap ang debut party niya sa Admiral Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, noong October 30, 2018.
Si Greg ang celebrity ambassador ng Urban Generation at sa meet-and-greet niya sa newly-opened branch nito sa Bacoor City kahapon, November 25, ang kanyang karanasan sa unang pagtatagpo nila ni Rose ang isa sa mga hindi niya makalilimutan.
Plano ni Greg na muling makipagkita kay Rose, na malaki ang ipinagbago ng hitsura, para kumustahin ang young cancer patient.
"I wanna know how she’s doing ‘coz I didn’t just want to be on her debut and never hear from her again.
"That’s what I’m trying to do now, get in touch with her and see how she’s doing.
"I was really happy that I got the opportunity to escort Rose for her debut, give her that opportunity, because life is so precious.
"Fame, money and show business is whatever, but life and connecting with people, trying to understand each other and empathize, I think that’s so much more important, and she really taught me a lot of lessons about that.
"When I first saw her, it made me just very grateful for my blessings and I realized, maybe I complain too much, maybe I’m trying to ask for too much, maybe I’m not patient enough.
"Because I see somebody with an affliction like hers with the positive attitude she had, that’s a lesson I can learn every day," sabi ni Greg.
Sa sandaling panahon ng kanyang paglabas bilang Kuya Escort ng It’s Showtime, mabilis na nakilala si Greg kaya umaasa pa rin ang mga tagahanga nitong ibabalik siya sa noontime show ng ABS-CBN.
Pero hindi na raw ito ang pangunahing alalahanin ni Greg.
Saad niya, "At this point, I’m not very concerned about it.
"For me, the way I look at it is Ion [his replacement] is doing a great job and he seems to be making an impact and that’s good for the show.
"I am getting projects and the exposure. A lot of things are happening for me and my career as well.
"For me, either way, I feel like I was blessed tremendously with the opportunities."