From friends to brothers: Grade 12 learners' bond goes viral

From friends to brothers: Grade 12 learners' bond goes viral

- A mom gushed about the beautiful friendship between her son and an Afrikaans boy

- Taking to social media, she shared heart-warming photos of the two friends together

- The story revealed she had to move away and the Afrikaans family opened their home to her son

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On Wednesday, a mom, Zanele Notempile Mbanjwa, took to Facebook to share the inspiring story of her son and his high school friend.

Mbanjwa shared photos of her son, a Xhosa teen, and his Afrikaans friend. The proud mother revealed she had to relocate because of personal reasons but she did not want to disrupt her son's life by uprooting him.

His friend's family opened their doors to Mbanjwa's son and he lived with them until finishing high school.

The two pupils' friendship grew and they even taught each other to speak the other's respective languages.

The post read:

"This is my son and his high school friend. When I had to leave my home town and relocate for some personal reasons, his friend's family offered to live with him. The way he is fluent now in Afrikaans is amazing, and the way his friend is fluent in isiXhosa.
"They are really brothers from different mothers. I'm really thankful to the Strydoms for the love they have given to my son. Thank you is not enough."
From friends to brothers: Grade 12 learners' friendship goes viral

Mbanjwa's son and his friend. Photo credit: Zanele Notempile Mbanjwa/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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The post gathered over 23 000 reactions on Facebook in just a day and South Africans were touched by the learners' bond.

Heike Schreiber commented:

"I love this! Teaching each other their home languages! Very inspiring!"

Helen Lourenco added:

"Wonderful and you can see on their faces that deep bond."

Sharon Ann Burger wrote:

"Love it! More great testimonials of love, friendships. It's truly a revolution of love. #happydance."
From friends to brothers: Grade 12 learners' friendship goes viral

The two Grade 12 pupils who inspired the country with their friendship. Photo credit: Zanele Notempile Mbanjwa/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that South Africans were in awe of a matric farewell couple's stunning photos.

A young man took his best friend to his matric dance and the photos showed everything that is right in Mzansi.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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