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.
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."
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: