- One mom has social media users talking after driving her son to see his sick girlfriend
- The pair had prepared an assortment of gifts for his unwell partner and mom proudly shared the news on social media
- Mzansi's gents, however, feel the well-meaning mom may be teaching her son to be pushed around by women
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A local mom has South Africans caught in a heated discussion after driving her son to visit his sick girlfriend. While it's unclear exactly how old the young man is, some social media users do not agree with the mama's parenting style.
Heading online, Twitter user @CeliStewart caused a stir with this viral tweet:
"My son has a girlfriend. She has flu... I’m driving him to make this delivery."
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The super-involved mom also shared a snap of the presents she'd helped her son purchase for his sick bae. They got her juice, flowers and some chips from Woolies.
However sweet the gesture, it seems many South African men were concerned about what the mom was teaching her son. Many gents felt she was grooming the boy into a man that would be walked all over by the opposite sex.
Still, others praised the mom for teaching her boy to be chivalrous.
Check out some of the very mixed reactions below:
"This is a baaad thing to do for your son... He will suffer a lot in the future because of this tendency right here."
"She’s creating a simp without knowing. That’s boys should never take relationship advice from the other gender."
"Ncoooh that's sweet, hope she gets well soon. This is parenting 101, moulding a gentleman from a very early age lekerrrr."
"These are type of boys who will wait for mommy to come to sort out their relationship issues. Cause mommy is spoiling the child thinking she is teaching the child."
"Teach him how to make financial investments he’ll need that more than “spoiling strangers” #Vuka"
"Too damn lovely": Mom, 25, shares sweet then & now pics with adopted son
In some other relationship news, Briefly News previously reported that an American mom has inspired social media users after sharing a few adorable snaps of herself and her adoptive son. The young mom adopted her child at just 22 years old and three years later the pair seem as happy as ever.
Heading online, Twitter user @_dmarien shared the sweet pictures. Amazingly, the mom and son are only 10 years apart!
"My oh my how we’ve grown; adopting you was the best decision I ever made. I love you to the moon and back," she captioned the heartfelt post.
Curious social media users flooded the comments section with reactions. Many could not believe a person so young was legally allowed to adopt. Others commended the now-25-year-old for making room in her life for another person, especially since so many of us are still trying to figure life out at that age.
Check out some more of the heartwarming comments below:
"What’s wild is he has your smile in a crazy way. It’s like your love for him and his for you reflects in each other. Your family is beautiful."
"22 ?? Woah that's so cool! I didn't know you could adopt so young... Idk if I would be able to support a kid at 22, but that's super cool still!"
"The way I just cried. You’re such an amazing woman to take on something so monumental at 22! The love in these pics is just... This just gives me reassurance about wanting to adopt an older child in the future."
@Toscano_SS were you already in his life before you adopted if you don’t mind me asking? I’d love to adopt one day and I didn’t know they allowed younger people to adopt!?"
"This is beautiful, this is kindness at 100%."
"The fact that you adopted him when you was only 22 makes this even more beautiful. God bless your soul!"