After 35 years of service, a teacher decided the time was right to finally retire. The community's reaction has captured the heart of Mzansi after a clip of a crowd walking him home went viral.
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Dedicated teachers are the backbone of society and if this man had any doubts over the difference his presence made, they have been laid to rest.
Vauldi Carelse shared a video of the community walking her father home after his last day on the job.
The emotional daughter revealed that her dad served the same school for over three decades:
"Today, a brass band and a community walked my dad home from school - his last day on duty. 35 years at the same school in the same place. He’s the one in the middle of the crowd, in the blazer, leading the celebrations. A dedicated educator and public servant."
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The entire situation inspired hope for so many the clip went viral as citizens showered the educator with praise.
Take a look at some of the reactions to the emotional farewell: