- A young man has wished his mom's employer a happy birthday
- Elson Sibiya considers him the father that he never had and praised him for being there for his since the day he was born
- Facebook users loved the touching post and wished that there were more people like him in South Africa
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Elson Sibiya shared his story with South Africa in the #ImStaying group on Facebook. He revealed that he was born in 1986 and his mom's employer has looked out for him ever since.
He credits the man as the father he never had and acknowledges the important role he has played in his life.
He took to Facebook to wish him a happy birthday and asked Mzansi to join in.
"My mother got pregnant in 1986 while working for this man, I was born in '87 and he never left my side. Until today this man played an important role in my life, he is the father I never had, so stayers please help me wish him a happy birthday."
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Facebook users were moved by the touching story and poured their hearts out in the comments section and wished the man a happy birthday:
"Happy birthday to him. May he stay blessed. A father is not the person who gives you DNA but the person who is there for you no matter what. You are blessed to have a person like him in your life."
"We need more of this, not negative propaganda! Respect! Happy birthday. Much love."
"This is the Africa I've always dreamed of and strive for. I hope I see the fruits before my time is up. Africa I love you and our people."
"Happy birthday to this legend. We need more men like him in the country. Thank you sir! We salute you."
Elson Sibiya is a father himself and has a beautiful family.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Sophie Lichaba was overwhelmed with pride and joy as her baby girl turned six. Seeing the incredible little lady she is growing into is something Sophie is most proud of.
Being a parent comes with a lot of responsibility and struggles, but it is all worth it when you see your tiny human conquering life under your guidance.
In other news, a beautiful young woman, who was simply identified as @kiraaa__9, shared some good news with tweeps amid a global pandemic.
The architectural engineer shared a throwback video of her great-grandmother's 100th birthday in 2019 and revealed her gogo made it another year.
"She made it to 101 y’all," the beauty captioned the post.
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