- A video showing how a young man taught love and unity has gone viral via social media
- The man issued a challenge at his academic institution by inviting strangers to hug him while he stood blindfolded
- The message was that love knows no boundaries and South Africans praised the man’s inspirational initiative
Briefly.co.za often shares the latest inspirational South African news with our readers.
On this occasion, we’ve decided to share an older story that has recently started trending again.
An inspirational video shared via social media shows how easily love and unity can be encouraged through some creative thinking.
The footage shows how a young man issued a challenge to fellow students at his tertiary institution.
He starts off by mounting a white board with the message: “Let’s huge, one campus, one family, one nation. Just love.”
He then proceeds to stand blindfolded and spreads his arms inviting passers-by to give him a hug.
The message is clear – irrespective of colour, gender, size, wealth or any other factors, there should be no reason why South Africans can’t unite. The video can be viewed here.
The inspirational video shows how strangers warm up to the exercise as more and more start to participate in the challenge.
Big and small, male and female, black and white, students from different backgrounds show their appreciation of the initative.
Briefly.co.za gathered that although the video was initially shared in 2016, it still has a profound impact on South Africans today.
To date, it’s been viewed more than 450 000 times via Facebook.
Marista Barnard said, “Made me smile till the end. Love this.”
Erika Scholtz commented: “This is the most beautiful thing I have seen in a long time.”
Liz Reid added: “That brought tears to my eyes. Awesome.”
Derrick Smith said, “That definitely put a smile on my face. Keep them coming. Baby steps towards love and unity.”
Sue Preem added, “This really really moved me. Thank you! Tons of prayers to a nation that is capable of so much splendour and wonder.”
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