From Growing Up in a Shack to Becoming a Surgeon, Man Opens Up About God's Grace in Video

From Growing Up in a Shack to Becoming a Surgeon, Man Opens Up About God's Grace in Video

  • A young doctor took to social media to share a video revealing a bit about his upbringing to where he is now
  • In the video shared on TikTok, Thabang Makale shows the shack he grew up in before switching to another clip showing him working as a surgeon in theatre
  • In the post, he expressed his gratitude by thanking God for carrying him from hardship through to success

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An African man spread much-need hope and good feels on the social media streets by sharing a glimpse of the adversity he grew up in and his inspiring ‘come-up’ story.

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A young man shared an inspiring story about his background on social media. Image: @thabangmakale/TikTok
Source: UGC

Thabang Makale (@thabangmakale) took to TikTok to share a video revealing his visit to a small zinc shack he used to call home. The video soon changes to another clip showing two parked Mercedes-Benz vehicles as well as the third clip of him at work as a surgeon with other doctors in theatre.

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“I visited the shack I grew up in and got to realise how great God is…from where he has taken me to where I am and still going. I’m super grateful,” he wrote in the video.

The TikTok post had over 503.5K views at the time of publication. Thabang’s story is proof of his faith in God to work all things out for his greater good. His post also serves as a heart-warming reminder that facing adversity can indeed lead to success.

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Many social media users were left inspired by the young man’s post and flocked in on the post to share their positive comments:

Swazi Dlamini reacted:

“I wish I could like this a million times. Siyakubongela black child.”

Mpho_Prudence replied:

“I know you without knowing you in person, my sister Tshepiso Motsepe once told me about you, a truly inspiring black child from Soweto.”

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Lynn commented:

“Glory to God! Wow.”

DinnerAtMatlohas said:

“Stories that keep me humble bless you.”

Amessearle shared:

“Well done bru look after your hard work, you have owned it.”

Man who worked as a labourer is now an attorney at the Polokwane High Court, which he helped to build

Meanwhile, previously reported that humble beginnings are often the launching pad to great milestones. This holds true for a South African man who took to social media to briefly share how he went from being a labourer to realising his dreams of becoming an attorney at a court he helped build with his own two hands.

Mpho Lebepe shared a post on his Facebook featuring two photos of himself. The first, dressed in blue overalls at a construction site, and the second, formerly dressed as an attorney.

“I worked as a labourer during the construction of the High Court (Polokwane). Now I am representing my clients at the very same High Court as an Attorney. Your dreams are valid. Yours sincerely, Mpho Lebepe of Lebepe & Associates Inc,” he captioned the post.

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