TikTok of a Tearful Matric Teacher Reacting to Students’ Farewell Surprise Party Softens Mzansi: “I’m Crying”

TikTok of a Tearful Matric Teacher Reacting to Students’ Farewell Surprise Party Softens Mzansi: “I’m Crying”

  • A video of a school teacher receiving the surprise of her life is going viral on TikTok
  • As the teacher is led into a classroom, her learners are secretly awaiting to give her gifts
  • She breaks down into tears while her learners sing traditional songs to express their love

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A TikTok video shows a matric teacher walking into a surprise party by her students
A TikTok video of what is supposed to be another day in the classroom turned out to be a surprise party for an unsuspecting matric teacher. Image: @fiflaledwaba
Source: TikTok

A video of a school teacher reacting to her students' and colleagues' surprise party has viewers crying.

The TikTok video, which has the caption "Grade 12s" with a crying emoji in it, shows the lady being led into a classroom by another teacher while a crowd of learners follows behind her.

Matric students' surprise farewell on TikTok leaves teacher in tears

When the unsuspecting teacher realises she has walked into a "trap", she instantly falls to the ground in shock and awe, crying at the beautiful gesture made by her beloved learners and staff members.

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The surprise party seems to have been organised to give her a memorable send-off, as the students are holding up A4 papers with letters that spell, "Farewell" and "Thank you" on them.

Watch the video:

TikTok emotional at matric teacher's surprise farewell party

The teachers name is Refilwe Ledwaba from the small town of Taung in the North West province.

The 10-minute video is the most-viewed on her TikTok account, @fiflaledwaba. It now has 1.3 million views, 100k likes and nearly 1 000 comments.

@gumbilamagwala says the media should highlight more of these videos:

"The kind of relationship between learners and their teachers that the media doesn’t publish."

@TumelMichael appreciates the flowers:

"They gave her flowers while she is still alive."

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@Kgomotsi_37 says the teacher is living her spiritual purpose:

"I guess this is what they mean when they say it’s a calling."

@Rorii is fascinated by a student playing an improvised instrument:

"No one's gonna talk about the guy playing the drum with a dustbin..."

@Nthabeleng_tlou noticed the teacher providing security with a feather duster:

"The way this is just soo beautiful, I even forgot there was a lady chasing batho ka feather dust in the beginning of the video."

@nokukhanyagumede cant hold back tears:

"Why am I crying?"

@Tebogo is also emotional:

"Not me crying in the office early in the morning."

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In a similar story, Briefly News reported that a teacher amazed netizens with her creative teaching methods.

In the video, each kid was asked to choose between a hug, dance or other forms of greeting before entering her classroom.

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Online users complimented her for making her kids feel free and happy.

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Max Nthite (Editor) Max Nthite is a Human Interest editor who joined Briefly in May 2023. He obtained a National Diploma in Journalism from Tshwane University of Technology in 2010 and worked for Red Bull Media House, Rekord West/ Wes Newspaper/ Koerant, Rekord East / Oos Newspaper/ Koerant as a journalist. He also worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation on Channel Africa Radio and for ANN 7 as TV news reporter.

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