Dad plays with son during lockdown, wows SA: “Most amazing thing ever”

Dad plays with son during lockdown, wows SA: “Most amazing thing ever”

- The 21-day lockdown has resulted in South Africans doing things slightly differently

- A father made the most of his time at home by spending the day playing with his son

- Photos of their creative play were shared via social media and had an uplifting effect

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The 21-day lockdown enforced due to the coronavirus has inspired South Africans to do some special things.

Some have stepped up their objectives of helping those in need, while others have used their sense of humour to create some funny social media moments.

A prime example of a positive action was the report shared by which highlighted the noble deeds of a generous law enforcement officer.

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On the other end of the spectrum, Siya Sanele Maphumulo seemingly took the approach that charity starts at home and what better way than to invest time in his son.

Making the most of his free time, Siya spent the day playing with his boy in their back garden.

The father and son duo teamed up to build an impressive miniature farm by using a wide array of materials.

Photos of their creation and story were shared via the #ImStaying Facebook group and it's had a profound impact.

More than 30 000 people have liked and commented on the post.

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Anne-Mart Markram Myburgh said,

"This is the most amazing thing ever. I wish all kids today would play like this. Instead it is electronics and screening galore."

Gisela Strydom added,

"We are doing this tomorrow! Looks like awesome fun!"

Michelle Moore Oliver was amazed:

"Oh wow that is awesome. Back to basic where kids get to just be kids. Well done. I hope you will be an example to other dads out there."

Mary Harvey said,

"I absolutely love what you did. You created memories forever, and had fun doing it. This is the positive side of the virus and lockdowns. Make the most of it while you can."

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