WATCH: Joshua Garcia, Julia Barretto Earn Praise For “MMK Love Me Now” Feb. 18 Episode

Former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Joshua Garcia and actress Julia Barretto earned praise from netizens for their touching performance in “Maalala Mo Kaya,” which made them and the show a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

In an episode aired Saturday, Feb. 18, Barretto played the role of Aika who was diagnosed with leukemia. Garcia portrayed the role of John, Aika’s boyfriend.

Before the end of the episode, netizens were shocked with a painful twist. Unfortunately, John died in an accident while Aika finished her chemotherapy.

Last night, Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto trended on Twitter as well the hashtag #MMKLoveMeNow. Filipino netizens were convinced for their portrayal throughout the episode titled “Bituin.”