Natasha Huckfield says that Rose Motshweneng and her have an incredibly close relationship and “have walked a long road together”. These types of WhatsApp messages are just their norm.
Johannesburg, South Africa (20 February 2023) – A WhatsApp conversation between a helper and her employer is going viral… giving us all the feels.
You may know her best for her outspoken comments on most social topics, under the pseudonym “Drama Delinquent”, but Natasha Huckfield is not just about shock-twitter… she’s also funny, incredibly kind (listen to her making a difference podcast here), and she has a really heartwarming relationship with her helper.
Huckfied recently shared a Whatsapp conversation with Rose Motshweneng, her helper, which has gone viral and is warming the internet’s hearts.
The tweet has already reached over 400,000 people in less than 24 hours.
Although the post has received a few negative comments from “Toxic Twitter”, the majority of responses have been filled with love for the special relationship.
“I love this” – Mrs Meeting
“That’s how it’s supposed to be… my helper and I are more like sisters now… it’s beautiful” – Smiley Chi
“Undiluted love” – Bra Mike
“I gush at posts like this because of my relationship with my helper. And she is older than me” – Just Shaz.
“I love the relationship”, – Azande
Huckfield says that Motshweneng and her have an incredibly close relationship and “have walked a long road together”. These types of WhatsApp messages are just their norm.
“We used to spend at least an hour every day catching up and chatting, and it was about a year after she started working for me that I asked Rose if this was the career she wanted. I just saw something so incredible inside of her, such initiative and talent. I wondered if she had ever been given an opportunity to choose her own career or just landed up being a domestic helper.”
Motshweneng told Huckfield about her dreams of being a school teacher and one day helping shape the minds of the future leaders of tomorrow. It took some time but a couple of years later, she enrolled to study and they said their goodbyes as “working friends”.
“I was happy for her but also really upset when she left because I felt like I had lost my person. Rose is an absolute one in a million. We weren’t just working friends. We were real friends.”
It got really tough for her but Motshweneng has been persevering and putting all her efforts into studying. A year went by when Huckfield learnt that her friend was taking some strain without working, so she offered her a flexible position to help with money until she completes her studies (this year) and starts working as a teacher.
“It has been so special having her around my kids and me again. We get to do our long catch-ups on the days she works and our WhatsApp conversations when she doesn’t. I feel like my best friend is back. I am so proud of her and cannot wait to see her working as a teacher next year. My bestie is fulfilling her dream and I get to see it all happen.”