- Bongani Tafentine Tafeni opened up about going to university without money, food or clothes
- Tafeni revealed a kind woman opened her heart to him and with her help he graduated with not one, but two qualifications
- According to the graduate, the lady fed him and made sure all the expenses he had was paid
A man, who according to his profile lives in Port Elizabeth, warmed social media users' hearts when he thanked a kind woman for changing his life on the #ImStaying Facebook page.
Bongani Tafentine Tafeni is the proud owner of two higher education qualifications. However, none of his success would have been possible without the kindness and generosity of one woman - Sonja Schilling Willemse.
Tafeni revealed when he got to varsity, he had no food, clothes or money. But an angel appeared in the form of Willemse.
Not only did she make sure he had something to eat every day, she and her family settled all the expenses he had while studying.
He wrote in the post:
"Let me take this moment to say thank you to this lady. I came to university with no financial backup, no food, no nothing. But, this lady and her family made sure that am fed everyday and what ever expenses that required to be paid, were all settled."
Tafeni added he made mistakes while at university but Willemse was by his side, supporting him through it all.
"I made some mistakes in varsity but she never gave up on me and she decided to see the good side of me. She's a very humble and kind-hearted soul. I manage to get two qualifications through the help of this lady. Please help me to say thank you to her."
South Africans applauded Tafeni for completing varsity and Willemse for being there every step of the way.
Musa Mofokeng wrote:
"Thanks to the kind lady, may God bless her."
Ouma Sheila Lautan commented:
"Thank you so much young lady. God bless you and your family for being so kind and generous. You are a star."
Tshudi Mamabolo Wa Mabale added:
"May the good lord bless her and her family."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported on a similar story. A young man, Thembane Peter, took to social media to share how a kind lady changed his life.
Peter said he did not have money to pay for his studies and the woman, Cornelius Faasen, helped pay his tuition fees.
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