- A woman shared a photo of her baby and co-worker via social media
- The adorable pic became a hit and went viral
- The post had a profound effect and many South Africans paid tribute to the mother and the beautiful message it sent
A young mother shared a wonderful photo of her colleague holding her baby boy.
Candice Malan explained that her colleague Thobani adored her son Denver and therefore decided to give him a Zulu name as well, namely Mnqobi.
The beautiful pic captured the special connection shared between Denver and Thobani - both showing off their beaming smiles.
Candice shared the adorable photo via the #ImStaying Facebook group and South Africans are loving it.
Social media users felt that the heartwarming post encapsulated the spirit of Ubuntu.
Candice responded to the amazing comments and shared the below message:
"Wow the response to my post has been so overwhelming! Thobani and I had no idea the impact it would make on so many people's days and more importantly, their lives. I questioned sharing it for awhile now and finally decided to do it after Thobani named Denver, Mnqobi yesterday. It was such a special moment for me because Thobani was so sure of that name...he didn't even pause when he chose it, he instantly just said "Mnqobi". I feel so privileged and I always wanted my children to have Zulu names like my brother and I do. I was given the name Ntombifikile since I was the only girl born in the entire hospital ward that day and my brother is Jabulani (he was a very happy baby). Thank you my friend for choosing such a great name for my last born and thank you #imstaying for this platform where all South Africans can come together and appreciate the simple things in our busy lives without prejudice."
Briefly.co.za observed many of the 770 comments that were shared.
Veronica AndNealie Ross said,
"Precious pic., precious friend. Glad you're staying."
Michelle Ward-bowes added,
"Beautiful smiles from both of them. Precious."
Nancy van der Merwe-Scott responded:
"That is a very beautiful photo . Of baby and uncle Thobani."
Previously, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a forgetful mother went viral after her drive to school was caught on camera.
During the morning drive, she realised that she drove off, but forgot the children at home.
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