- A beautiful image of a couple on their wedding day recently went viral via social media
- The photo and post summed up the power of unity and the essence of the Rainbow Nation
- South Africans admired the stunning pic and the powerful message during the Covid-19 crisis
Mario Salvato and his beautiful bride, Alissa Gustafsson, inspired South Africans, as a beautiful wedding photo went viral.
What stood out was not high resolution quality, fancy filters or a breathtaking backdrop, but rather what the image stood for.
Mario shared the below caption:
"South Africa the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind. We are separated as our world faces a common enemy. But look with pride, as we see provinces and communities discovering that it cares about it's people. Mzansi the nation that is at the heart of different people with different languages and cultures are pulling together to raise awareness and support those affected by COVID pandemic. Here is a picture of me and my beautiful wife on our wedding day receiving blessings from a Zulu chief under an amarula tree in KZN, here we were and here is where we belong and will return. Keep fighting South Africans we are stronger than we think.#Imstaying"
The fact that the couple warmly embraced Zulu culture touched many hearts, as the post quickly went viral on Saturday.
Mario's message of encouragement and positivity was also well received by his fellow South Africans.
The post was shared via the #ImStaying Facebook group and Briefly.co.za noted some of the reactions.
Sibongile Baloyi said,
"Now this is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen for my entire life."
Kalay Chetty added,
"Wow that's amazing."
Myrna Mann responded,
"Please God help us to respect each other's cultures! We can learn so much from each other!"
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a brave cancer survivor, Chris Wesseling, married the love of his life who nursed him back to health.
He posted pictures of their wedding on social media.
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