A woman has taken to social media to pay tribute to her mother who works as a general worker.
Phumudzo Manenzhe took her out to a restaurant for lunch. This was the first time the 63-year-old ever dined out.
The proud daughter shared her story on the #ImStaying Facebook group. She opened up about how her mom was able to contribute towards her tertiary education even with her low-income job. The mother works as a general worker in a hospital.
"At the age of 63, she still wakes up at 3am to get to work just so we could have food on the table. I wouldn't have completed my degree without her."
Manenzhe expressed her gratitude and how she still wants to do a lot of things to thank her for being an amazing care-giver.
"I used my last money to spoil her with a photo shoot and lunch. It felt really good when I saw her smiling..."
Social media users praised both mother and daughter. Facebook user Yvonne MacQuilkan said:
"Lovely post Phumudzo, you are a star, and we love you for being so kind to this hard-working lady."
Lesley Harding said:
"Beautiful story, beautiful women. An inspiration."
Tobie Johnson said:
"What a good way to thank her."
Nicolette Reilly said:
"Beautiful gesture and photos!"
Funeka Ndungane said:
"Appreciate her whilst you still can Phumudzo, it's a real blessing to have someone who loves you so unconditionally, your best friend, mentor and protector. Thank you for showing her love, even the small things you continue doing like making her tea, bringing her her favourite snack (they mostly like sweets as they grow older). May God bless you."
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