Graduation season is a time of pride and joy for Mzansi as the country celebrates those who have overcome adversity and hardships to achieve their dreams of improving their lives with the support of their friends and family.
One social media user, Ntokozo Khanyile, realised that many graduates don’t have a strong support system to celebrate as they finish the crossing line of their university journey, and she attended the ceremony of a stranger she met on Twitter.
The family of the young graduate could not attend so Ntokozo showed up instead, Briefly.co.za found.
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“With thousands of proud graduates celebrating their accomplishments. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted,” she wrote, sharing photos of the special day.
South Africans loved her inspiring message, and one user, Thando Phakela, wrote, "This is the kinda content I buy expensive data for,” while another user expressed their admiration for Ntokozo’s act of kindness, remarking that it will be paid forward.
Those who couldn’t make it to their loved one’s graduation ceremonies shared how much they appreciated that kind people are eager to support South Africans. Risenga Mashinini, enthused “I don't see how we can't move forward if we do this for each other.”
Ntokozo added that she was inspired by philanthropic South Africans, Tumi Sole and Khaya Sithole.
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