- A local woman took to popular Facebook group #ImStaying to share the heartwarming story of a man who surprised his former teacher with a visit and some gifts
- The retired school teacher taught the pupil almost 40 years ago but he made sure to track down the woman who had been so influential in his life
- Hearts thoroughly melted and Briefly News took a look at some of the social media reactions to the moving post
It's said a good teacher is like a candlelight, consuming itself to gently light the way for others. One man touched by a similar light took to showing his former primary school teacher some well-deserved appreciation after almost 40 years of no contact.
The school teacher's sister witnessed the tear-jerking moment when the now fully-grown man made the uncommon but extremely kind gesture of thanking his educator all these years later.
"...This touched me so much l had to post it. This is a picture of my sister, a retired school teacher, and her former student. She taught him 40 years ago. He made sure that he traced my sister after so many years to come and give her a gift as a sign of gratitude for the part she played in his life. l am staying."
Fellow 'stayers' made sure to show the kind man some appreciation. Read some of their comments below:
Busisiwe Mbele said:
"Woow, it means she was a good teacher, God bless her."
Penney Wentzel said:
"An unbreakable bond."
Magdalena Bronkhorst said:
"That is awesome... shows what an impact teachers really have on the lives of children."
Sheila Hokwana said:
"What a rare act of appreciation. Well done. Siyambongela."
Moses Khoza said:
"Ten lepers were healed. Only one returned to the Healer (Jesus) to give thanks. This man on the pic is a vivid TWIN of that healed leper. He has such golden heart!!! His actions deserve emulation. BRAVO MAN!!!!"
Zonke Sobekwa said:
"Surely she build his self esteem, confidence, boldness & evoked his inner abilities. That's why he can't forget her. Whatever he has achieved in life its because of what she did to mould his future."
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported a gorgeous teacher posted a message on Twitter about how she has a love/hate relationship with her job. Her message is not what got people's attention, it was her stunning figure and her beautiful face.
Many South African men took the comments section with some wondering how anyone managed to focus on their work in her class. Here are some of the hilarious reactions that were shared in the comments section as Mzansi men slid into the conversation:
"X is equal to negative b plus or minus the square root of b squared minus 4a multiplied by c , all over 2a."
"You are parabolically shaped, I'd define you as y= x^2 , for me to find values of X I will use the equation above. Can I please shift the graph upwards by 1 unit sisi wami?"
"Now I understand why kids fail at school... I wouldn't be shocked if the Matric results would drop."
"Ethics and code of conduct, SACE intervene pls. I'm a teacher myself but I can't go to work like this. It's a big no. You are killing this generation you are not building."
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