Graduate Praises Mother Who Hawked Vegetables to Pay His School Fees, Wears Her Graduation Gown

Graduate Praises Mother Who Hawked Vegetables to Pay His School Fees, Wears Her Graduation Gown

  • A young man recently graduated and celebrated his accomplishment by sending a big thank you to his mother
  • He shared a post on social media saying that his higher education was made possible by the sacrifices made by her
  • People online are showing huge respect for the loving mom and the post has been trending on social media

A recent graduate shared a post on social media that has Mzansi feeling warm inside and appreciating the hard work made by one determined mother.

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A grateful son stands by his mother who sold vegetables to provide for him. Image: @ntshuxie9
Source: UGC

In his post, the social media user who goes by the handle, @ntshuxie9 shared pics of himself wearing his graduation attire, standing next to his mom. In another pic, we see his mother dressed in his graduation gown and hat and holding a leafy vegetable.

@ntshuxie9 captioned the post:

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"It wouldn’t be possible without you."

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Judging from the photos and caption, the young man is thanking his mom for making his studies possible by hawking and selling vegetables. Thanks to her hard work doing a low-paying job, her son was able to attend university and follow his dreams.

In less than two days, the post has received massive attention with close to 10,000 likes and over 600 retweets. Saffas from around the country have nothing but praise for the mom who put her son's future above everything else.

Take a look at some of the heart-melting comments:


"Some men will eat the last plate of food without even checking if the children have eaten. But a mother will always ask if the children have eaten first before she eats."


"This is probably the most awesome thing I've seen in a while. Especially the second frame. Congratulations, man. You did an amazing thing."

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"This guy as he was studying he knew the conditions he left back @home. We as a nation pray that mindset which is in you can rub of to our children's children (doors of prosperity will always open for you when you remember your roots my son) well done Chauke."


"Mothers are super beings."


"Oh man, this is heartfelt! Who are we without our mothers? Thanks for dressing her up in that robe."

Mother sacrificed for her kids

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian man with the handle @FasipeTobi shared a very emotional story of how his mother made a big sacrifice to sponsor them in school.

In a post on Sunday, May 23, the young man said that he was really moved to tears while narrating how his mum sold hot tea and homemade yoghurt on Lagos street to fund her children's education.

As if that was not enough, the superwoman also used proceeds from the business to take care of her ailing husband who was blind.


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