- A young lady paid tribute to the man who raised her since the age of three - her stepfather
- In a touching social media post, she explained that her biological father disappeared out of her life
- Her post went viral, as thousands of South Africans were touched by her story and heaped praise on the man
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A young lady took to Facebook on Monday and shared a beautiful story of the hero in her life.
At the age of three, Portia Thabisile's biological father decided to leave her and her mother.
Thankfully, her mother met a wonderful man and he raised Portia as his own daughter.
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Portia shared her inspirational post via the #ImStaying Facebook group and included the following caption:
"I'm staying because of my daddy he took me in when I was 3 years, after my biological father left me and my mam, he gave me love till today he never made me feel like I don't belong in the family, I'm his first born and only gal and I love him."
The post can be viewed below.
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Briefly.co.za was amazed to see her post attracting more than 22 000 likes in under 24 hours.
Pamela Jackson Smith said,
"A real man and father."
Mels Maake Woow added,
"Give him a hug for me hes one of the few stepfathers I've met tel him that i wish he lives until he is tired of living, cant express the way i feel about him."
Diana Tshilidzi Mazunda said,
"In the midst of such a toxic world, with toxic men and women who abuse their partners and own biological children, let alone non biological children, it's nice to see such rays of sunshine. There are still good men out there."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged that South Africa has come through a dark and shameful week.
In a statement, Ramaphosa called on citizens to end the silence and report perpetrators of gender-based violence.
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