- Social media is gushing over a 105-year-old grandpa who celebrated his birthday last week
- The post has thousands of comments and likes that keep growing even though it was shared a week ago
- His granddaughter, Yvonne Lwandle Baloyi, posted a message on Facebook and it caught the attention of users from around Mzansi
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They say the average human lives for 79 years, so when a grandpa celebrated his 105th birthday last week, social media was ablaze with an outpouring of love and respect for this superhuman madala.
His granddaughter, Yvonne Lwandle Baloyi, posted in Facebook's #ImStaying group wishing him a happy birthday on 10 September. At the time of publishing, the post had received close to 7 000 reactions, 1 500 comments and 40 shares. The numbers continue to grow every day.
Briefly News selected some of the latest comments that will leave you with a warm feeling in your heart and a big smile on your face.
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"He looks 80-something. God bless him even more, happy birthday Mkhulu. We love you so much."
"Blessings on your birthday, tata’mkulu! Yvonne, you are blessed beyond measure."
"Happy birthday Grandpa Baba. Congratulations, you're simply amazing. God bless you forever."
St'Patrick Bali Mhlanga
"How I wish I had such a privilege of being with someone who's that old and able to talk. I'd learn a lot from that person, a wisdom that comes from such a human being is priceless, please take care of that precious soul and realise your blessing. Happy birthday to Grandpa."
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The group has over one million members and is dedicated to citizens who pledge their patriotism and support for South Africa.
Within minutes, the post blew up and caught the attention of thousands who found it both fascinating and heart-warming. Since then, it continues to garner attention, and the comments and likes keep pouring in. We hope ubaba had an amazing day and celebrated to his heart's content. It is an accomplishment reaching over a century of living, and it is no wonder his grandchild is so proud of him and wants the world to know.
Ubaba's birthday post and reactions were great reminders that the country has beautiful people who show love and respect to those who achieve milestones in life. And you can't get better than reaching 105 years old!