The 22-year-old actor was also grateful because of the teleserye's positive impact on his life. "Malaking pagbabago talaga. I feel like I became a better person. It made me more mature, sobra. Mas marami na akong opportunity to help other people." A lot of people also commended him for his effective portrayal of a mentally-challenged character. "I thank Papa God na tinanggap ko yung trabaho [as Budoy].Ayoko rin akuin lahat ng credit because it was a team effort. Napakaganda ng samahan ng lahat ng cast, staff at crew on and off cam."
The success of Budoy was also one of the best gifts he received for his birthday last March 8. "Grabe talaga! Ayoko maging selfish. Wala na ako mahihiling sa kanya (God). Kung ano man plans niya para sa future ko, alam kong yun ang tama. Napakaganda ng mga blessings na ibinibigay niya sa akin lately." Asked if he would carefully choose his next acting project, Gerald simply replied, "Mas gusto ko talaga yung mga roles na makakapagbigay ako ng inspirasyon sa tao at may meaning yung ginagawa ko. And if that makes me picky,siguro mas magiging aware lang ako sa mga susunod na gagawin ko."
In the meantime, Gerald's excited to take some time off from work so he can catch up with his family and friends. "After Budoy, I'm going on a trip abroad. Let's see what happens, pahinga lang ng konti. Meron kaming Star Magic tour, then after that it's time to think about my next projects. [Sa ngayon] gusto ko mag-beach, gusto ko makasama yung pamilya and friends ko [at] gusto ko matulog," he beamed.