Heartwarming essay brings tears to eyes of Mzansi Facebook users

Heartwarming essay brings tears to eyes of Mzansi Facebook users

- A teacher has shared an essay by her student, regarding Saffa's who want to emigrate, to Facebook.

- The post was shared to Facebook group #ImStaying and has gained over 5 000 reactions

- Facebook users shared their pride as many were brought to tears by the essay

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In a beautifully worded essay to South Africans wanting to emigrate, young Joreke Kleynhans has brought tears to the eyes of many Facebook users. The untitled essay of the English First Additional Language learner has gone viral.

A picture of the 243 word essay accompanied by a small caption was shared to the Facebook group #ImStaying by Joreke's teacher (with permission of course). The essay describes life in Mzansi in a perfectly structured manner.

From describing the way the sunrays hit the Savannah to the emotions felt when Siya Kolisi lifted the Rugby World Cup, Joreke really knows how to warm hearts by the simple usage of adjectives.

ImStaying letter

An essay by Joreke Kleynhans has gone viral as she describes life in SA. Source: Simone Henriette Franze / Facebook
Source: Facebook

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The post has garnered 5 500 reactions, almost 700 shares and over 600 comments from prideful South African Facebookers. Here's some what some Stayers had to say to the young writer:

Ena Du Plessis wrote:

"Beautiful! Excellent work and lovely attitude, Joreke! And thank you Simone for sharing! The reference to the turckloads of goods sent to the Knysna fire victims, brought instant tears to my eyes..."

Dinky Bogatsu commented:

"Wow, it is an incredible piece of creative writing, infact, social messaging. You're right may we draw so much comfort... Future creative leaders."

Nwabisa Ngcobo said:

"Awesome, very good with words."

Jill Hogeweg added:

"Brings tears to my eyes."

In other #ImStaying news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a little girl in need who was blessed with new school shoes. A local woman has taken to popular Facebook group, I'mStaying, to share a heartwarming picture of a little girl wearing tattered old shoes next to a brand new pair of school shoes.

In her caption, Tshepiso Tsoane, explains how she expressed concern about the child's shoes to her boyfriend. The post received over 2000 reactions from Facebookers who were touched and impressed by both Tshepiso and her boyfriends' kindheartedness.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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