- Lucky Du Plessis took to Twitter to share his inspiring adoption story through a thread on the social networking site
- Lucky is a South African radio host who was adopted by a childhood friend's family
- Lucky's inspiring and heartwarming story is being retweeted, quote tweeted and shared all over social media
Lucky Du Plessis is a well-known South African radio host and public figure who recently shared his heartwarming adoption story to Twitter. According to Lucky, he met his now-brother, Charl, at an Afrikaans school.
Lucky said Charl was the only kid in the school who wanted to be his friend. Charl's parents looked after Lucky for many years before they adopted him. At the time, the person Lucky was staying with was a drug addict and alcohol abuser.
Lucky also had no idea when his birthday was. His adoptive mother, Mickey, got his school to allow her to take him to a clinic where they scanned his fingerprints and worked out that he was born in 1987 between July and September.
Mickey then chose the middle month, August, and the middle day, the 15th, as Lucky's birthday. Lucky said with regards to his birthday:
"I think everyone thinks their birthday is special but mine feels extra special."
He then shared how rugby helped him as a child and opened doors. To end the amazing thread, Lucky said:
"Adoption is absolutely amazing. Because you are giving someone another chance at life. Thank you to all those amazing people who have done that. All those Mickey's out there who didn't care that the church kicked them out because their son was black. #AdoptionStories"
Click here to read Lucky's amazing story or read the thread by clicking on Lucky's Twitter profile below.
South Africans are feeling all kinds of inspiration and a sense of togetherness since his Twitter thread. Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the messages shared for Lucky.
"I really enjoyed reading this, made me warm from the inside. I was adopted when I was a baby and then we adopted my brother when he was 5 from an abusive home. This is family. Thanks for sharing."
"This story is so inspiring."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a little girl who was gifted with her forever family. The Baby Home, a safe haven for abandoned and unwanted babies in Durban, shared a heartwarming post to their Facebook page recently.
The picture shows two little children holding hands while walking on a pathway. According to the post, the little girl is holding the hand of her new big brother as they making their way to court. They refer to the little girl as their little 'Diva'.
The post says that 'Diva' was on her way there to officially become part of her forever family. The Baby Home added that they are happy that she has found a wonderful family who will show her love.
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