- Springbok captain Siya Kolisi received a timely reminder of the impact he has on South Africans
- A beautiful social media post revealed that a 7-year-old boy is one of Kolisi's biggest fans and that he wants to be exactly like the Bok skipper
- South Africans went wild for the story as the post went viral
If ever Springbok captain Siya Kolisi needed a reminder of his impact on the nation then he need look no further than a recent social media post.
On the eve of Kolisi's biggest match ever, the Rugby World Cup final, South Africans learnt that one of his biggest fans is a seven-year-old boy, named Josh.
Josh's mother, Leandra Williamson, shared an inspirational Facebook post which elaborated on her son's love for the Bok skipper.
Leandra detailed that Josh wants to be Siya Kolisi when he grows up and his passion for the game of rugby.
The grateful mother thanked Kolisi for being a great role-model and reminded him of the youth that he's inspiring.
Briefly.co.za noted the overwhelming reaction to the post as it went viral via the #ImStaying Facebook group.
Helene Oli touched on Kolisi's universal appeal:
"Old and young, all over the world, are inspired by our young captain. Even people who are not rugby fans."
Lufuno Sydney Mamphaga lauded the child:
"Good observation Josh.Kids inspire us and teach us a lot of things as adults,they are honest and truthful just like little angels. Let's keep on learning even from children.#imstaying."
Stephanie Allessandra Teale expressed her love for Mzansi:
"Makes me tear up. We are a fabulous nation brimming with endless possibilities! Love this group its the real SA."
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