- A man, Ilan van Staden, shared then-and-now photos of himself with his brother, Moses Mthembo
- Ilan revealed that although he and Moses do not share the same parents, they grew up together in the same house
- The post inspired over 26 000 South Africans, who shared their views on the brotherly bond between the young men
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People do not have to be related by blood to be family and the inspiring bond between Ilan van Staden and Moses Mthembo proves it.
Ilan shared a photo of himself with Moses when they were kids next to one now that they are grown up. Ilan originally wrote the post in 2019 but he shared it again on the #ImStaying group on Monday.
The post was captioned:
"Our turn. This is my brother Moses and I. Not blood brothers, but heart brothers. We grew up under the same roof and we are still best friends since day one!
"We are the generation that can change mindsets and the future by simply being an example and loving one another. We are praying for this country and encourage you to do the same."
The post gathered over 26 000 reactions and South Africans' hearts were touched by the bond between Ilan and Moses.
Fiona Zandile commented:
"I'm so in love with this group and the rainbow nation. You guys are true brothers, you match. Handsome and matching sneakers. Please stay the way you are."
Thuli Nomfundo added:
"Is it just me or they really look alike irregardless of difference race?"
Hlengiwe Pat said:
"The hand that raised you deserves a Bell's... Blessings."
Mary Claassen wrote:
"I salute you guys."
Corrine Elliott Santowski commented:
"Awesome... This is what South Africa should be about..."
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported a young woman recently inspired the masses after she shared a very motivational post on Twitter about how she tweeted about a BMW 1 Series seven years ago and now this year was able to buy the pricey vehicle.
Her highly motivational tweet was captioned "How it started" indicating a tweet she made in 2013 about the car that read, "1 Series bafwethu" along with a smiley face. The next picture was captioned, "How it ended" and featured a picture of the brand-new black BMW 1 Series car.
The post racked up over 4 000 of reactions from tweeps who were wowed by how the young lady not only spoke her dream into existence but also strived to make it a reality a whole seven years later.
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