- President Cyril Ramaphosa has recently spoken out about a picture that was shared in Facebook's ImStaying group
- In the viral pic, a white woman can be seen resting her head on the shoulder of her black caregiver
- The post has inspired Ramaphosa who says that South African race relations are not as toxic as many may believe
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has recently used a heartwarming viral picture to make the assessment that the country's race relations are not nearly as bad as many people make them out to believe.
The picture in question is one of an elderly white lady resting her head on the shoulders of who seems to be her black caretaker. The heartwarming picture was first shared in Facebook's growing feel-good group, ImStaying.
According to Ramaphosa, the picture was first WhatsApped to him by someone who thought he should see how many South Africans from different racial backgrounds are not only able to live together peacefully but also show each other love care, and affection.
News24 reports that Ramaphosa said in his newsletter that the picture resonated deeply with him as the country approaches the Day of Reconciliation, which signifies South Africans forming unity within the once-divided country.
In the newsletter, Ramaphosa noted that the kindness and compassion displayed in the image could not have even been imagined here in South Africa years ago. In the same breath, the president praised the ImStaying group for reminding people that South Africa is still a beautiful and nurturing country filled with good people.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that we're all suckers for a heartwarming moment and Lhuntuza Gwaza proved just that after she shared a tender moment that was captured in pictures to the #ImStaying group. She said it was her reason for staying in South Africa.
The two pictures she shared shows a very old and frail lady leaning on the shoulder of a younger nurse. They're seated on a bench at a bus stop clad in face masks. It is unclear who the old lady or the nurse is but this moment warmed hearts across Mzansi.
The post quickly went viral, gaining over 9 500 reactions and over 450 comments from proud Stayers who couldn't help but melt at the adorable pictures.
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