The Springbok rugby team returned home yesterday and thousands of South Africans gathered at the airport to give their heroes a warm welcome. Social media users captured some of the most touching moments and shared them online. Briefly.co.za gathered 5 of the best celebrations.
1. Rasta is back
The "funeral artist" participated in the festivities and even sat down to paint a portrait of Siya Kolisi. Of course reactions were mixed, as with every Rasta art piece.
2. It's a party
Music boomed from speakers as South Africans danced and sang while waiting for the team to arrive.
3. The Sports Minister celebrates
Minister of Sports, Nathi Mthethwa, took to social media to share pictures of their jubilant arrival.
4. Unity and celebration
A true rainbow nation was displayed at OR Tambo and had nothing to do with the beautiful rainbow colours of our flag being waved around. All skin colours, ages and genders were joined by happiness and pride in the national team.
5. Tears of joy were shed
Social media users shared emotional videos as the Boks touched down. It was truly a beautiful moment.
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