Four years after Lea Salonga’s book Playlist: A Celebration of 35 Years was released, its pages with Aga Muhlach’s heartfelt love letter for Lea have made the rounds on social media last weekend.
The ’80s heartthrob admitted that the Voice Philippines coach is his TOTGA or The One That Got Away. OMG.
A Twitter user uploaded a copy of the letter on social media and quickly became viral.
I'm still cursing this letter from aga. fucking hell. pic.twitter.com/1AulBjelWY
— philinda j a n 👽 (@loudestdork) June 24, 2017
Here's the copy of the whole love letter. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kONdjQD9Mz
— Ariella Sandra (@ariellasandraaa) June 25, 2017
Aga opens the letter with a heartbreaking line: “Lea is the one that got away. And she never knew.”
He narrated how Lea saved him at the lowest point of his career and how she didn’t know how much Aga loved her. *sighs*
“She never knew how she saved me. It was 1992, and I was at the very bottom of the industry. Walang wala ako noon. Wala akong pera, wala akong career, but with Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal, I made my comeback. It was the right movie with the right girl at the right time. Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal resurrected my career. So lahat ng sumunod — awards, accolades, box office success — was, in no small part, because of her. Dahil sa kanya, umangat ako. That movie saved me. Lea saved me.”
“She never knew how much I loved her. It was a lifetime ago, I was a young man on fire with passion, as all young men of a certain age are. I wooed fair ladies, and dreamed of shaping the world.”
Although they both have their own families, Aga is happy because they remained friends.
“Lea is the one that got away. And she never knew. So now she knows. We are older and wiser now, we have gone our own ways, we are no longer the same. But the fire has not ebbed. Rather it has grown deeper, stronger, quieter, more enduring. I love her still, but perhaps because she got away, I have her as a friend now, and so I will always have her,” he wrote.
Because netizens cannot contain their feels, a lot of hugot posts are all over the social media. Below are some winning reactions that we’ve seen:
*cue Katy Perry’s The One That Got Away*
Guess who's not over this TOTGA letter? 😭 i love the way aga talks about lea. Full of sincerity, love and art. 💞 pic.twitter.com/gKbyEZL5gb
— 🌻 (@newbieabby) June 26, 2017
In another life
I would make you stay
So I don't have to say
You were the one that got away
"Lea is TOTGA. But she never knew" 😭😅💋 pic.twitter.com/KzaWDKUjH7
— ia; Maldives 💖 (@CDPthel) June 27, 2017
I guess we all want to watch Sana Maulit Muli again.
i'm currently watching sana maulit muli bc of aga muhlach's totga letter to lea salonga and i'm crying so far 😭💖
— koko 🏳️🌈 (@homopapi) June 29, 2017
Tbh, we all need a new Lea-Aga movie.
Hoping that one day, it would be:
"Happening now: Storycon for the most requested upcoming movie starring Lea Salonga and Aga Muhlach"
— Abby (@Abbyaasss) June 27, 2017
The reason why Lea became Aga's got away is because God planned to let them live apart with someone better and meant for them. #TOTGA
— Abigail Pineda (@itsmeabbeh) June 27, 2017
A netizen even shared her own TOTGA story. Oh gaaaahd
Lahat naman tayo may “the one that got away” dba? Hindi ko masyadong kwinekwento to pero sige ngayon lang. Eto yung kwento ng akin…
— Angel Dei (@_angeldei) June 25, 2017
Read the whole love letter while listening to Katy Perry’s The One That Got Away and try not to cry.
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