- A Twitter user shared the photo
- The boy appeared to be walking determinedly to school
- The photo went viral as thousands sympathised with him
A picture of a young schoolboy walking to school while carrying his books in a rice bag has touched the hearts of thousands on social media.
Briefly.co.za gathered that a Twitter user, Nesane Ace Mashudu, shared the image on his page. He captioned it:
Yes he's carrying his books with the Rice bag and it looks like he travels, by foot, a long distance from & to school. May he finish his schooling & become whatever he wants to be. [sic]
Despite not having a proper school bag and having a torn jersey, the unidentified boy was seemingly determined to get to school.
The photo went viral, garnering over 1,700 retweets and 4,100 likes. Many Twitter users expressed their sympathy and offered to help. Unfortunately, Mashudu did not have his details.
See some reactions below:
However, some felt it's not out fo the ordinary for the boy to use a rice bag to carry his books. Some even said they used plastic shopping bags while growing up:
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