- A son, Melusi Sitshaluza, treated his elderly parents with cellphones so they could keep in touch
- He revealed that he wanted to make his parents happy while they were still alive
- Social media users showered him with praise for being such a good son to his folks
Melusi Sitshaluza took to the #ImStaying group on Facebook to share an inspirational story with Mzansi. He revealed that he had bought his elderly parents cellphones so they could communicate.
He said they were very happy. He went on to explain that he hated it when people would spend a lot of money on their parents' funerals but nothing on them while they were alive.
"My father is 68 years old and my mother is 62 years old, my aim is to make them happy while they are still alive. I hate it when people arrange an expensive funeral when their parents are gone while they didn't enjoy their life when they were alive I bought two Samsung A2 Cores for both my parents so they can chat on WhatsApp, they were very very happy."
Facebook users loved the post and showered Melusi with praise for his kind gesture:
"That is great. I give flowers and care while they are alive."
Suzanne Glyn Topzand:
"You are making great memories, unlike so many others. Heartwarming!!"
Sthembiso Khumalo Chiwandire:
"Parents are the best. Well done and thank you for the advice. Very profound."
"Well done Melusi. Give to them whilst they are alive. Love them whilst they still here. So later when they are gone you have no regrets because they knew how much they were loved by you!"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Ndumie Manyika took to Facebook and shared an inspiring post in the #ImStaying group about how she is enjoying being able to look after her dad.
He was there for her since her mom died when she was nine and raised her. She marked how strong and supportive he was.
When he got sick she stepped up to look after him and at first, it was daunting but she grew to love spending her time and money on her dad.
"When my mother passed, I was nine and he has been strong and there for me. When he got sick I asked myself, how am I going to take care of him and where do I start? Guys #ImStaying am enjoying taking care of my father. Spending my money on him ndivakamandi."
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