- Joshua spent Mandela Day helping others going above and beyond the 67 minutes usually reserved for helping others
- He cleaned streets, handed out bags of fruit and helped people get proper face masks
- A Facebook user, Manda Roos, praised the young man and Facebook users let him know how great they thought he is
Manda Roos took to Facebook and praised a young boy called Joshua on the #ImStaying group for his amazing dedication on Mandela Day.
He helped clean the streets with his community, handed out 300 bags of fruit and managed to source 90 material faces masks for those who did not have proper masks.
Briefly.co.za learned that she said he worked hard but his heart is full of joy.
Here is her full message:
"Mandela's Day Celebration."
"So Joshua did what he loves the most to help celebrate today."
"He joined hands with another charity organization to help the residents of a nearby community to clean the streets. The most delicious soup and buns were then served."
"Joshua filled 300 bags with fresh fruit, put a note in every bag explaining why it is important not to just dump the bag, and hand it out to his friends."
"He also managed to get hold of 90 material face masks which was well received by residents who did not have proper masks."
"He is one very tired but happy child today. He worked hard this past week but his little heart is full of joy."
Here is what Facebook users had to say about this amazing boy's selfless actions:
"Awesomeness! God bless Joshua & everyone that contributed to this caring cause! ❤️❣️"
"Well done and congratulations to an incredible young man (and parents!) And friends. You are an inspiration to all!!!"
"What a lovely child you have raised. Well done, Joshua."
Lisa Webber-Harris Evans:
"Joshua, you are an amazing young man "
"Well done Joshua! I think you are amazing. Look forward to seeing what you are going to accomplish in your life. You are a real champion!"
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that on Mandela Day, people touch each other's lives for 67 minutes to remember how Nelson Mandela made the world a better place for humanity.
It is not a public holiday, but people need to honour it because the legend paid a high price to liberate South Africans from psychological and physical colonialism.
Similarly, the world would not be the same if he had not made sacrifices and held onto his values to bring the changes that people enjoy now.
Mandela Day 2020 will be the most memorable of all Mandela Days that the world has been celebrating over the years. The hero did not attend his son's funeral because he was imprisoned in Robben Island for the sake of South Africa's liberation. Is he not worth celebrating?
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