Rafa Castaño has made history. This Thursday, the Pasapalabra contestant defeated Orestes Barbero, his greatest rival, and managed to win the biggest jackpot in the history of the contest in its most competitive installment, with a 37.4% share and 4,578,000 viewers. The Sevillian took 2,272,000 euros, an amount that, as we said, has never been seen in the contest. Economics aside, this contestant's milestone left everyone speechless. Everyone around him celebrated his victory, however, in the first moments, he seemed not to react to this victory, something that has been widely commented on social networks.
The vast majority of viewers of the program thought that the winner of the jackpot would be Orestes Barbero. In fact, the statistics were with him. However, in the end it was Rafa Castaño who made a spectacular Rosco until he won the 2,272,000 euro prize. Rafa's family always believed in him, as well as in his goal of becoming the winner of the contest. And this was made clear by the Sevillian as soon as Roberto Leal asked him who he would call in those exciting moments.
"Let's see, among all the people who have accompanied you during this time, I don't know who you want to tell first. Now you have to tell your family, who has no idea what has happened," said Roberto Leal moments after learning that Rafa was taking the boat. "They are always the ones who are there, asking me on WhatsApp how he has gone," said the winner. Next, the call tone sounded and, on the other side, Rafa's father picked up. A most emotional moment that captivated the spectators.
"Hey, dad. What was I going to tell you?" The winner began by telling him. "Two little things. The first, that I arrive on the 9 o'clock AVE, okay? I'll arrive later. The second, that I have won 2,272,000 euros," he announced, trying to hold back his tears. An emotion that, as several spectators noticed, took longer to arrive than expected. And it is that, after so much fighting for his goal, in the first minutes Rafa seemed not to be enjoying the situation. He seemed unmoved by his great victory.
This reaction has given rise to reflection on social networks. "Watching Rafa win the donut, an idea came to my head: what happens when you finally get what you've been looking for for a long time. The lack of epic in his expression seems very interesting to me. Everyone around him is much more enthusiastic than he is, that still does not react", expresses the user José Soto on Twitter. "The most absolute emptiness inside. And now what?" This tweeter continues to say in a thread. "Achieving goals is great, but it can be a punishment if we believe that the goal is the end. I don't know", he finished reflecting.
"I also thought about that and how I identify with him. Something similar happens to me when they give me a surprise party, for example. I am very slow, reacting and not very expressive. That's why I often force myself to overact so that I don't It seems that I don't care about everything," reflected another user. "You have to have goals beyond the goals," said the user who opened the debate. A victory that, apart from giving a lot of joy, has also promoted reflection.