South African Woman’s Video of Tearful Goodbye to Parents Before Pursuing PhD in Spain Trends on TikTok

South African Woman’s Video of Tearful Goodbye to Parents Before Pursuing PhD in Spain Trends on TikTok

  • A video of a South African woman's tearful farewell to her parents has captured hearts online
  • The young woman is embarking on a journey to pursue a PhD in Spain for the next five months
  • The emotional connection between her parents and their heartfelt reactions deeply touched people across South Africa

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Woman bids emotional farewell to her parents.
A South African woman shared a video of her saying bye to her parents before heading off to study in Spain. Images: @mphoqhubu/TikTok
Source: TikTok

A young South African woman had to say goodbye to her parents as she embarked on a life-changing journey to pursue her PhD in Spain.

High emotions in video

The young lady spent the weekend with her parents before she headed to Europe. The emotional video was posted on Mpho Qhubu's TikTok page, where she showed how hard it was to say goodbye to her parents.

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The video captured the tearful goodbye, filled with emotions that touched people's hearts across South Africa. The anticipation of a new academic adventure and the bittersweet taste of leaving her loved ones behind was hard for Qhubu.

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Watch the video below:

Mzansi impressed by the bond

In the video, you can see the genuine love and encouragement from her family who stood by her decision to pursue her dreams abroad.

People flocked to the comment section to wish her well on her new venture:

@user4777441576128 said:

"I still don't believe I ended up crying. Seeing your mom crying touched me, hey."

@missey_ree commented:

"Your dad is holding tears... all the best, may God be with you."

@Thomas gauge Maluleke shared:

"True love indeed... my sister, look next time than ever mention before leaving or doing something, post after... enemies of progress are all over."

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@Tete laughed:

"Also, the Bernini in hand for me. All the best."

@Cindy was emotional:

"Who's cutting onions?"

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In similar stories, Briefly News reported about a woman who shared a video of how she managed to relocate to South Korea without any trouble after securing a job.

She documented her long journey until she reached her new living space in the Asian country.

Peeps who wanted to work overseas saw what they could expect and praised her for going out there to achieve her dreams.

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Trisha Pillay (Weekend current affairs editor) Trisha Pillay is a Current Affairs writer at Briefly News. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours degree in International Politics from UNISA. She joined ENCA straight out of varsity and completed an internship at the channel. Pillay later went on to cover politics, crime, entertainment, and current affairs at the Citizen Newspaper. She joined Newzroom Afrika in 2019 and became a senior bulletin editor for shows focused on politics and current affairs on the channel. She joined Briefly News in 2023. You can contact her at