A video of two young boys playing at a pretend drive-through is warming the hearts of thousands of South Africans, we found out more about the besties.


South Africa – Rika Ernst grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape and was taught to speak Xhosa from an early age. It was a gift bestowed on her by her nanny and something she has been grateful for her entire life. So when she had her own children, she wanted the very same gifts for them.

On the farm where they live, Rika has two integral women who help her raise her children. Gadifele Lobisa Kgasu and Florah Mokhatsi Selebano, who look after the children, speak only Tswana to them, teaching them to be fluent in the language.

“I always said I’ll make sure my kids will speak an African language. We love SA and we love our people!”

Rika shared a video on Facebook, which has since gone viral and warmed the hearts of thousands of South Africans. In the footage, lifelong besties, Pieter Ernst (6) and Teko Mokgotu (7) are seen playing pretend at their drive-through.

They arrive by mini-quad bike and place their orders before hopping back on quad and setting off. Throughout the video, both boys speak only Tswana to the girls playing inside.

The friendship was formed at birth, with both boys growing up together on the farm, playing together and learning from one another. Their friendship is a symbol of hope for South Africa, which is why it has touched the lives of so many people and is warming the hearts of thousands.

Take a look at the now-viral video below. Can you feel your heart warming?

Sources: Good Things Guy Interview
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