Phumeza Mdabe’s Blind Son’s Sensing Ability Revealed in Heartwarming Viral Video: “I Shed Tears When I Saw”

Phumeza Mdabe’s Blind Son’s Sensing Ability Revealed in Heartwarming Viral Video: “I Shed Tears When I Saw”

  • Phumeza Mdabe shared a touching TikTok video of her blind son, Mpilo Mdabe, that had her followers beaming
  • The clip captured Mpilo's remarkable ability to sense his mom's presence as his dad picked him up from school
  • The video quickly gained popularity, clocking over 667 000 views on the social media platform in just one day

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Phumeza Mdabeshared shared a wholesome video of her blind son
Phumeza Mdabeshared shared a wholesome TikTok video of her blind son, Mpilo Mdabe, sensing her presence as he got into the car
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Phumeza Mdabe delighted her followers by sharing a touching video featuring her blind son, Mpilo Mdabe.

Phumeza Mdabe shares touching video with her blind son

The short clip posted on the actress' TikTok page @phumezamdabe showed a truly wholesome scene with the 9-year-old boy.

After being picked up from school by his dad, Shota Mdabe, Mpilo seemed to possess a remarkable ability to sense his mom's presence in the car. The bond between mother and son was beautifully captured as he eagerly reacted to her quietly sitting in the front seat.

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Video of Phumeza and Mpilo Mdabe goes TikTok viral

The video reached over 667 000 viewers on TikTok and spread joy and admiration from fans. People could not stop gushing about the boy's infectious smile and evident love for his mother.

Mpilo had both eyes removed at a young age due to cancer, reported News24.

Phumeza opened up about what the experience was like:

"We had to learn about prosthetic eyes. The thought of having to take it out to clean it and put it back was horrifying."

Watch the video below:

Mzansi social media users were amazed by Mpilo's senses

Read some of the comments below:

Mariette1930 mentioned:

"OMG Phumeza, the way Mpilo can sense your presence. Just give up mfethu lengane iyakuzwa."

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Abutioteng6 posted:

"Murrr, did he just sense your presence? Wow, I salute."

Cehmaphumulo3 said:

"Oh, mommy. He knows when you're around."

Charisma_38 wrote:

"You are truly blessed to have him. He is so special."

Nonhlanhla_thabethe stated:

"Sometimes the smell of perfume that mom used."

Betty25549 commented:

"I shed tears when I saw this, adorable."

Vusinyamazane asked:

"Why am I chopping onions? "

Phindilemp shared:

"My daughter is blind as well. I can't wait for her to be this big."

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In another article, Briefly News reported that a man who was surprised that a blind man was working on his car as a mechanic made a short video of him.

In the video, the blind man said he had been a mechanic for over 30 years. He stated that he had been blind for over 28 years, saying it all happened when he was driving and he suddenly lost his sight.

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Source: Briefly News

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email:

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