Submitted by:  Moerieda Davids

I met this lady on Facebook through a mutual acquaintance.  I had never officially been introduced to her, but we always liked and commented on each other’s posts, and gave support when it was needed.

A year ago, on the 25th September 2018, my mom passed away.  Needless to say, it was a very trying time for my family and, according to Muslim custom, we bury the same day or the very next day.  This was the case with my mom.

I had given her no real reason to support me, yet there she was, supporting my family and me.

When I walked out of my house on the day of the funeral, there, among a sea of faces sat this lady.  I had never actually met her.  I had given her no real reason to support me, yet there she was, supporting my family and me.

Thando Wa Thabang, I am not sure if I have ever officially thanked you, or if I have ever told you how very much that gesture meant to me.  So please allow me now, in front of all #Stayers, to do so.

I appreciate that gesture more than you will ever know and more than I will ever be able to put into words.  You are the epitome of Ubuntu and I am grateful to share a part of my everyday life with you.  And because of people like you #ImStaying