VIRAL: Jollibee builds restaurant around Narra tree instead of cutting it down

Photo from Bisikleta Pilipinas Facebook page.
Photo from Bisikleta Pilipinas Facebook page.

Not all fast food chains are made the same and it turns out, one Jollibee branch has a knack for nature preservation.

On Sunday, Facebook page Bisikleta Pilipinas posted a photo of a Jollibee branch in T.M. Kalaw St., in the old part of Manila, showing how it successfully preserved a Narra tree. Instead of cutting it down, the restaurant was built around the tree.

The post has now received more than 35,000 shares, more than 64,000 reactions, and more than 2,000 comments. Most comments are positive and praise the branch’s decision to preserve the tree.

Some noted how the tree improved the overall aesthetic of the place.

While others gave kudos to Jollibee and the branch’s owner.

Some are concerned about whether the tree will survive with such conditions.

But according to branch manager Trexian Sian, the structure has been around for at least 13 years.

So nature and man-made structures can co-exist after all. What do you guys think?

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