A video that was recently shared on Twitter, of a man getting down on one knee at his own wedding, in order to ask his bride’s child to be his stepdaughter, has warmed hearts all across Mzansi. The moment was so touching that it brought many social media users to tears, while some were concerned for the feelings of the child’s biological father.
Twitter user @ChristoThurston recently shared a video on Twitter that gave SA the feels, which featured a man ‘proposing’ to be the stepdad to his bride’s daughter.
He shared the video and put out an emotional plea:
“if all stepfathers could follow this example...”
Briefly.co.za took to Twitter and saw how users shared how the moment inspired them, with the majority feeling that the man had done a beautiful thing that was worth celebrating.
@tiloza: “I would definitely do that on my wedding day. That's how we have to start a marriage. A sign that you are going to take care of all of them. That is a real father.”
@DipuoMorake: “This is beautiful. This man isn't taking the rights of the biological father away. He is simply saying I'm marrying your mother, I'll also be there for you if you need me. I'll love you like you're my own. I'll do for you what I'll do for my kids”
On the other hand, some Twitter users’ thoughts went out to the biological fathers who would have to watch a stepdad take their place in their child’s life.
@Owemvelo: "100% ..It's Cute nd all But not wen M still alive and a responsible father to my child!!"
@PhandleVuyo: "I certainly hope that I won’t have to do this."
On the whole, the video gave hope to many who wish to fight against the damage done by absent father figures, reducing a great deal of social media users to tears.
@RHEBONEE: “I’m not crying you are”
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