Man Pays Tribute to Boss Turned Friend: "Proud to Call You Family"

Man Pays Tribute to Boss Turned Friend: "Proud to Call You Family"

- IamThando Tido Bagz inspired many on Facebook after he shared the story of friends who became family

- Thando spoke about George and Mariezell van Heerden who not only gave him a job but loved him

- Thando thanked the Van Heerden couple for their undying support and credited them as his reason for staying in Mzansi

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IamThando Tido Bagz shared a sweet and heartfelt post online about his former boss. According to Thando, George and Mariezell van Heerden have been nothing but kind and loving to him since day one.

Thando met George in 2018 and after a wonderful conversation, George offered him a job. Thando said he had no sales experience but George gave him the break due to his energy, drive and personality.

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Thando added that the Van Heerdens are no longer colleagues as they've become a loving family.

Proud to call you family: Man pays tribute to boss turned friend Export
Thando (right) shared a sweet post about George and Mariezell van Heerden who gave him a job and are now family. Image: IamThando Tido Bagz
Source: UGC

Read the conclusion of Thando's post shared to Facebook's #ImStaying group below:

"We are more than colleagues now but a family! GIN AND TONIC ALWAYS... I love you guys so much and I am so proud to call you family. I AM GOING NOWHERE AND PROUDLY #STAYING because our country does have love and care regardless of race and background."

Thando's exceptional post gained tons of loving responses from Stayers. Read some of the comments below:

Heila Fourie said:

"Amen. THAT is what it should be."

Maryann Banwell wrote:

"May your very special friendship be blessed forever."

Nomathamsanqa Monica commented:

"This is absolutely gorgeous!!!"

Busisiwe Zwane shared:

"Beautiful couple and a lovely story. #ImStaying"

Sandi Harvey van Niekerk added:

"What a beautiful message! You sound very deserving to be so blessed with such a lovely family."

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In other news about true friendships, it was recently reported on two young South African friends who had SAns screaming out #FriendshipGoals after sharing pics. @RoyaltiOnWheels and her bestie are both wheelchair-bound but they have not allowed this to get in their way. @RoyaltiOnWheels captioned the sweet post shared to Twitter:

"We are forever happy when we are together."

According to her bio on Twitter, @RoyaltiOnWheels is a road accident survivor who became a disability lifestyle influencer. She and her gorgeous friend looked beyond happy in the images shared to the social networking site.

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