Photo Credit: The Maletsatsi Foundation - Supplied

The Midnight Weetbix Bandit has received the tools to strike again! Little Kgotso Tau lit up the world with his breakfast in bed antics and earned a big surprise in return.


South Africa (25 May 2021) – Little Kgotso Tau went viral earlier this month for waking his mom up at 3 am while making a bowl of Weetbix at the end of her bed. The video was melt-your-heart adorable, and it shone a light on the incredible work being done by The Maletsatsi Foundation.

The Maletsatsi Foundation is a child welfare organisation that provides a safe haven for children in need. They go through a lot of Weetbix. Around 600 biscuits in a month. It is safe to say that this iconic South African breakfast is a firm favourite amongst the residents of the safe haven.

In our previous story, Tiffani explained what the Maletsatsi Foundation does, sharing that they always planned to take children in as a safe haven but the pandemic urged them forward sooner than imagined. The pandemic saw a rise in the number of children who needed a safe space.

One of the too-cute-to-handle residents is Kgotso. Kgotso is in his “terribly-cute-twos” and has taken it upon himself to be the feeder in the house. He is often found making bottles or breakfast for all the little souls around him. He is incredibly articulate for a two-year-old, making him even cuter to converse with, especially when he is misbehaving. She said it is tough to get cross when the conversation is so adorable.

It is this adorable character that woke Tiffani up at 3 am, making her breakfast in bed. If you missed the video, take a look below. We dubbed Kgotso the Midnight Weetbix Bandit for his cute antics.

Weetbix caught wind of the video and story, deciding to lend a helping hand by donating Weetbix to the foundation. We caught up with Tiffani about this incredible donation, asking how long the breakfast would last in her household. She confirmed it was about a 4 month supply, but with her little feeder Kgotso about, that may be an optimistic estimate.

Kgotso was overjoyed with all his gifts and sent a thank you video to his favourite brand. Our hearts are basically just puddles now; he is the cutest kid of all time!

Sources: The Maletsatsi Foundation – Supplied
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