Data Studying Thoby Mabanga
Photo Credit: On File

My Dad… thank you for taking me to varsity even though you are a security guard. This is for you. I love you.


Thoby Mabanga, a young South African Software Developer from Witbank tweeted a pic thanking her father for getting her through varsity, which has been retweeted over 18 000 times and liked over 34 000 times.

The reactions have been positive from the community calling her out for being an inspiration but more so messages of love for her incredible dad:

“Congratulations you an inspire me and I am pretty sure I am not the only one. You amazing.” – Simphiwe

“Inspiring living testimony, mentionion his job is adding to the inspiration as well!! Good Luck for the feuture!!” – Moagisi Tlhase

“This is an inspirational tweet I’ve seen in a while. Congratulations to your father and to you for returning the faith he has in you.Bless” – Quinten Jolly

“I don’t see a security guard in your father, I see a very proud father, he weathered every storm for you to make him s proud. Congrats.” – Lefela Marunye

Some social media users found the time to talk about Thoby’s dress sense:

“I just need the link to this dress & those shoes! While we at it, I need your skin Routine and work out plan! Congrats babes” – Lex Stand

“Dude, Man to Man… it’s not your place to tell any Woman how to dress her body. There is a huge problem with that. A VERY HUGE ONE!” – Rendani Negovha

“This warms my heart. You looked absolutely beautiful angel, nailed it. And a big congrats on your achievements.” – Melody Molale

Sources: Twitter
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