- Ahead of the lockdown, a young man took time out to visit the nanny who helped to raise him since birth
- He revealed that the elderly woman taught him how to communicate in Zulu and that she carried him on her back in his youth
- His heartfelt pledge to her via social media touched many, as the post went viral
Stefan Van Aardt took the opportunity ahead of the lockdown to visit the lady who raised him.
In a heartfelt social media post, he explained how much Mamma Doreen Nkosi means to him.
Stefan detailed how the caring nanny raised him since birth and how she loved him as her own.
His touching Facebook post included some humour, as he implied his Zulu is better than his Afrikaans, thanks to her.
Stefan also recalled how she carried him on her back in his youth, but that she'd struggle to pull it off now.
The young man made a significant pledge to the gogo and availed himself during her old age.
The post was shared via the #ImStaying group and Briefly.co.za was taken aback by the massive impact.
Incredibly, Stefan's post attracted more than 100 000 likes and nearly 10 000 comments.
Mbali Mbatha said,
"What a good heart may the Lord bless because they are few who do that keep it up."
Maureen Bonhomme added,
"You have been raised a real gentleman I am so happy u never ever forget the old lady that took the place of your mom while she had to go out and work yez she is an old gran now but u are there to help her in time of need.may the Lord keep u n your fam safe as well as gugu in these trying times keep safe."
Tasneem Imaan said,
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on the social media post involving another nanny and a healthcare worker.
Nicolette Myburgh took a moment to honour the nanny who looks after her son.
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