A community showed up for a domestic worker who competed in the Comrades Marathon on Sunday and the story touched our hearts.
We have said it before and we'll say it again - nothing can stop South Africans when they decide to stand together.
A community recently showed support for a domestic worker after her employer told her story online. Taking to the Upper Highway Community Page on Facebook, Michelle Webber asked the residents to show support for her domestic worker, Cecelia, who was running the Comrades Marathon.
Her post read:
"I wanted to ask everyone a huge favour... If you are at the Comrades today... Please look out for this Amazing woman - Deiketseng - goes by the name Cecelia. Number 40369.
"She is my incredible Domestic Lady. I have never known anyone so passionate about running and doing well in the Comradest
"Cecelia RUNS to work and back, no matter how far she works from home.. In fact, she RUNS everywhere instead of using Taxis. This day is so important to her.
"If you see her, please shout, GO CECELIA!! And just urge her on. Your support will mean the world to her! I can't think of someone more deserving of an awesome race than her.
"Cecelia, may God be with you every step of the way."
Good Things Guy reported the Hillcrest community showed up to cheer on Cecelia from the sidelines and her progress was even updated on an app.
However, the community soon realised that the updates stopped and there was no time status given for Cecelia, who reportedly loves running so much she runs to work instead of taking a taxi.
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Briefly.co.za learned Webber revealed Cecelia sustained an injury and could not finish the race.
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