- A man has opened up on about the special bond he shares with someone he met at a traffic intersection 18 years ago
- Over the years, the elderly man acted as his mentor and taught him a lot about life as a father figure
- The young man revealed how his mentor even negotiated labola on his behalf, and news of their relationship went viral via social media
Mosimanegape Mosimanegape was 14 years of age and on his way to school one morning.
Carel Keuler drove by and the young boy in need of a lift caught his eye. He instinctively offered him a ride to school.
Little did they know that it was the start of a beautiful father/son relationship that's still going strong 18 years later.
Mosimanegape took to Facebook recently to share his appreciation to Carel, who acted as his mentor over the years.
He revealed how Carel taught him about life and even entered into labola negotiations on his behalf.
In his inspirational Facebook post, Mosimanegape referred to Carel as a "father, a mentor and a very extraordinary human being".
Briefly.co.za noted that the post went viral after being shared via the #ImStaying group.
Anna Chambeau praised God when she said,
"Awesome, wonderful how mysterious God works."
Juanli Ueckermann touched on the significance of the story:
"South Africa can learn some things from this story."
Nancy-Ellen Benecke felt that South Africans can take pride in these stories:
"These are the stories we need to hear! These are true South Africans who reach out to each other and make a difference in each other's lives. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story."
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