Dad uses magic trick to say farewell to his one-year-old son .


This is the emotional moment a father used a popular internet trend vanishing trick to stop his son from crying when he left the Philippines to work abroad. Nafion Tolentino, 31, was saying goodbye to his wife and one-year-old son Maze Tolentino at the airport in Manila.

He works as a marketing assistant for a real estate company in Alberta, Canada for up to a year each time. To avoid an emotional scene and to prevent Maze crying and holding onto him, he performed the trick that has gone viral on the internet in recent months. Nafion held up a blanket and waved it around to perform the disappearing trick as wife Eula Roque, 27, comforted the infant. Nafion said: 'This is my special technique for waving goodbye at the airport. It's like magic, and there are no tears.
 
'Sometimes you just want to leave suddenly without getting upset. It's really difficult when there's a child. It's very hard emotionally. This is all part of the life of being a Filipino Overseas Worker.' Working abroad is common in the Philippines, with an estimated 2.2 million people spending some time working outside the country from April to September 2016.