- A photo of a struggling mother and her little baby sleeping next to her food items has emerged online
- The woman had arranged mangoes and other food items for sale
- She was pictured sleeping together with her baby next to her wares
A photo of a struggling mother sleeping together with her little girl next to food items she had arranged and displayed for sale has evoked a storm of emotions.
In the telling photo, a mango vendor and mother is seen with her baby girl sleeping next to the goods she set up for display to sell.
The visibly tired woman was captured by an unknown person who later shared the photo on social media along with a soul-touching caption.
The mother and her baby were pictured lying on a simple cloth next to each other with the mangoes and other items next to them.
Although details of the woman and her baby were not highlighted in the narrative that accompanied the photo, it has sent people into a state of catharsis.
For many who are releasing their emotions through comments beneath the post, the photo mirrors the hardships of so many economically disadvantaged women and mothers who have to trek under the scorching sun to make ends meet.
Nana kwame Asare, who was one of the first to share his thoughts, said he hates Father’s Day because of irresponsible fathers:
‘That is why I hate the celebration of Father's Day! I would even accept if it was to responsible fathers, but not happy birthday to all fathers’.’
He was of the view that:'
"Mother's Day throughout should be because mothers are the most important and best.
'They go through fire to make things work easier for the family! Pain, sorrow, rejection, tears, hunger, torn apart, pressure, and so on. Mothers are the most amazing and wonderful people of the world. That got me thinking! Masa! Mothers are the all-time best.''
Kìñg Hÿmšêf had a varied opinion. He said:
‘‘If fathers were to be taking their children to work as some mothers do, you will get to know that fathers suffer more to make their home a sweet place. This camouflage mothers have been using is what's making children show bitterness towards their fathers.''
Bismark Styles wrote:
‘Yes indeed, God must bless our mothers' hustle so that we can also be great in the future and take good care of MAMA. Fire burn poverty and may we never go broke forever.’’
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!