SA Varsity Student Tells Her Mom She Passed cum Laude in Emotional TikTok Clip: “Beautiful To Watch”

SA Varsity Student Tells Her Mom She Passed cum Laude in Emotional TikTok Clip: “Beautiful To Watch”

  • A varsity student shared a heartwarming video surprising her mom with the news that she passed cum laude
  • The emotional moment captures the student's and her mother's joy at her academic achievement
  • The footage touched netizens across TikTok who admired the mother and daughter's happiness
A varsity student and her mother
A varsity student told her mother she passed with flying colours. Image: @zab033
Source: TikTok

A South African varsity student created a heartwarming surprise for her mom by revealing the news of achieving cum laude.

Daughter celebrates achievement with mom

The emotional moment unfolds as the student pulls her unsuspecting mother to the side before opening up.

Tears of joy flowed from the young woman's eyes as her mom, initially in disbelief, hugged her tightly. In an amusing twist, the mom even pushes her daughter away to ensure she's not being pranked.

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Emotional video goes viral

The genuine happiness and shared joy between the mother and daughter resonates with viewers on TikTok.

The touching clip by @zab033 has a viewer count of 687,000 views and more than 100,000 likes.

Watch the video below:

Student's academic achievement moves SA

The emotional video moves netizens across the platform. They praise the student for her academic achievement and celebrate the heartwarming connection between the proud mother and her successful daughter.

@sibawellman said:

"Another day of crying with strangers. Congratulations my love."

@justngiley0 commented:

"Congratulations roomza. I’m so proud of you! Well deserved."

@Ms_Mock posted:

"Young girls we want to see on our TL. Well done dynamite, supper proud of you baby girl.❤️"

@ZodwaMatshiane mentioned:

"Congratulations! May permanent employment locate you."

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@Leigh.Dlamini stated:

"This was so beautiful to watch. Congratulations sis, umjabulise njalo uMa. ❤️❤️"

@chaukethando. added:

"This made me miss how my mom used to celebrate me.️"

@Natalisa wrote:

"I don’t care what anyone says but this is by far the biggest gift you could ever reward your parents with. ❤️❤️❤️So proud of you."

@Chanté highlighted:

"Hard work pays off. Congratulations my beautiful black queen."

Overjoyed mama beams with pride as son graduates

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a video of a proud mama cheering for her son during his graduation had captured the hearts of many South African netizens.

The now-viral video boasts over 2.5M views and was posted on TikTok by the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The footage shows the mother jumping and shouting joyfully as she approaches her son after being capped and handed his hard-earned degree.

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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