- A proud and heartbroken father took the graduation stage at Nelson Mandela University in honour of his late daughter
- TikTok user @kgabodelly shared a video showing him walking the stage and professors giving him support
- Mzansi paid their respects, showing love to the man as they couldn’t imagine the pain he was feeling
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No parent should ever have to experience the loss of a child. One father walked the graduation stage at Nelson Mandela University to accept the degree of his late daughter.
It is an immensely proud moment for any parent to watch their child graduate. However, losing your child just before you get to experience that must be an unexplainable pain.
Heartbreaking TikTok video shows proud dad collecting late daughter’s degree
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Professors comforted the man, showing him great respect as they know the strength it took to do this. Take a look:
Netizens shed tears over the emotional moment
Wow, this must have been tough. People flocked to the comments to pay their respects as well as to show the father support.
Read some of the kind comments:
Natalie Bacon Slambee said:
“This is so sad, sincerest condolences to the family. May the Lord be especially close to you during this time, and may He carry you and sustain you”
Robyn Lentz said:
“What an intensely sad, yet proud, yet sad, moment for her dad. So sorry, Dad, for your loss. Congratulations on her accomplishments, nonetheless.”
Langelihle Chonco said:
“I’m glad they stood up to show respect ❤️. May god give you strength ❤️”
Shillie Peter said:
“So painful watching. Can imagine how this father was feeling. May God Rest her soul in Peace. Amen.”
Oliver Matongo said:
“That's a strong and courageous man walking that podium. I for one wouldn't have managed to do that. May the family be comforted.”
University of Vaal graduate gets spoilt for graduation, Mzansi celebrates achievement with her
In related news, popular South African website Briefly News reported that TikTok user Carahmel_.perper is a recent graduate from the University of Vaal in Sedibeng, Gauteng. The makeup artist shared a video of her receiving gifts from her family for obtaining her degree.
The young woman rocked a beautiful blue suit dress from Foshini and was glammed up for the occasion. The post, with over 80K views and close to 7 000 likes, has been gaining traction because of the beautiful flowers she received and the money put by her mother into the bouquet.
People across the country praised the young woman for passing her degree and urged her to enjoy the moment. While some congratulated her, others wanted to know where she got her outfit.
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