Photo Credit: The Angel Network

The father of twin girls that went viral a few weeks ago was surprised with life-changing donations to help him with the first ten months of life as a widow.


Johannesburg, South Africa (03 March 2020) – Samuel Nonyane was seen walking with his three-week-old girls and his two young boys a few weeks ago. When stopped and asked if everything was ok, Samuel explained his heartbreaking situation. During the birth of his twin girls, his wife passed.

He explained that the doctors had failed to notice twins and ended up performing multiple surgeries to save the lives of the girls. Samuel’s wife started bleeding uncontrollably and passed away due to excessive blood loss. In one moment he lost the love of his life and became a single father to four children.

He was devastated by the loss of his wife but has had to soldier on to care for his family. Touched by this, the woman reached out to her community, asking that everyone assist Samuel in coping with this new life.

The Angel Network reached out and offered to be the go-between for anyone wanting to assist Samuel to support his four children. We shared his story and it went viral. With over 40,000 views, he inspired thousands of people by taking on the responsibility of raising two newborns as well as his two boys.

Today we were sent an update and Samuel has been given a real life-changing hand up. The donations received will ensure he is supported through the first ten months of the twins’ lives.

The Angel Network shared the update and we nearly cried!

“Samuel Nyonane, a widower since his wife passed away giving birth to his precious twin girls 5 weeks ago, leaving him with sons of 3 and 6 and 2 newborn baby girls.

To say his life has been turned upside down would be an understatement but due to the outpouring of love by South Africans from all walks of life, Samuel will receive all the support he so desperately needs.

Samuel has received

  • R50 000 from members of The Angel Network
  • R5 000 for 10 months from an anonymous donor
  • R3 000 for 10 months from Dis-Chem Pharmacies
  • R10 000 worth of nappies from Cuddlers Nappies
  • R20 000 vouchers from Cradlestone Mall
  • Sponsored carers for 12 months from Moms&Friends – Lauren Manzo
  • An enormous collection of clothing, formulae, nappies, 2 bicycles, toys, and furniture from Beanies for Beings – Megan Botha
  • A massive box of much-needed baby supplies from Bennetts – Kim Fleiser Goldblum
  • Massive support from his employer of 17 years Avianto Wedding Venue

And all because of the kindness of a stranger. Had Alett Van Zyl not stopped to see Samuel’s gorgeous twin girls 2 weeks ago and asked where their mommy was, who knows where they’d be today. Alett the world is a far better place because of people like you. Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to help this special man and his 4 beautiful children.”

Sources: Facebook
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