South African North West University student is going viral… for sharing love.

North West University Student

A South African student from the North West University in Potchefstroom is going viral after posting a video of him inspiring peace through sharing love.


The University protests which are in their second year have turned violent with some students and citizens taking to the streets to express their anger.

But some students and community members are not joining the masses.

Rynaard De Goede is one of those incredible South Africans. The NWU student took to social media to inspire peace and love instead of protesting.

The video has already been shared over 10 000 times and viewed over 300 000 times on Facebook, with people leaving messages of thanks and admiration on the post.

The video starts off with De Goede putting a sign outside one of the lecture halls at North West University, offering free hugs.

He then puts on a blindfold and thats when the magic happens!

“Love does not cause division. Love does not label. Love does not decimate. Love knows no boundaries. Love overcomes all. #JustLove” – Rynaard De Goede

The response has been amazing with people sharing and commenting on the post.

Kevin Owens commented: “Goosebumps bro. Well done. Proud is not even the right word. Keep making a difference!”

Ammies Lambrechts added: “Just simple amazing!! ❤❤”

Arlen De Villiers posted: “Love conquers all!”

Kobus Roux also said: “That’s awesome bra. One love.”

Check out the amazing video below:

Sources: Facebook
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  1. Mack

    October 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Good intentions but responses from the wrong people. It’s a one way street and always will be. They don’t care!!!!

    • Stadler le Roux

      October 21, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Did you watch the video!? Well, then you would’ve seen that not only “the wrong people” took the opportunity to grab a hug. Try not to make generalising comments about things you know nothing about.

  2. Andreas Hofmeyr

    October 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    @Mack #JustLove

  3. Michael Stow

    October 22, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Social media is a propoganda and self promotion platform. It may be “the right” message that we want to hear but its not representative and it is engineered. No flipping honesty just camera. Would an ugly fat person without a camera get hugs? No.

    • Mike

      September 5, 2017 at 8:31 am

      That says a lot about you Michael. Not about us.

  4. Deserise

    February 4, 2018 at 3:59 pm


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