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South African student’s tweet draws in corporates for granny’s big surprise

Its not often that corporate accounts on Twitter come together for a good cause but a South African student has received sponsorship for her grandma after her touching tweet.

Inge Beukes tweeted how she called her grandma to inform her of her upcoming graduation only to find that the old lady had been saving up her pension to afford a ticket to travel for the ceremony.

The graduate tweeted how that pure love and sacrifice from her grandma had taught her the definition of true love.

Corporate accounts started replying to Inge’s tweet with an airline offering a return ticket to Gauteng province and a hotel chain offering accommodation for the old lady.


South African airline Kulula replied, “Hi there! We would love to help with a ticket for your Gran. ? DM us your details and when the flight is for and we’ll get into contact with you.”

Protea Hotel’s wrote to Inge, “Congratulations on completing your studies, Inge! Protea Hotels by Marriott would be delighted to host your Grandmother during your graduation. Please DM us your contact details so we can reach out to make the booking.”

A Bank representative wrote, “Hi Inge! We’d ❤️ to help. Please could you DM me your full name, cellphone number & email address and we’ll be in touch.”


Shaun Durandt from Nokia phones added, “Hi @ComradeInge, massive congrats on your graduation! HMD Global, The Home of Nokia Phones, would love to enable Gran to capture every special moment of it. In sharing the love we want to gift Gran with our Nokia 3.1 Dual-SIM smartphone. Please DM me contact info to arrange.”

A Fruit Juice company Appletizer replied, “Hey @ComradeInge, we want you to #CrownEveryMoment of this special occasion. So, we’ve spoken to @Missober, one of our design partners from @safashionweek #AW19 and she will make sure you both look like the queens that you are at your graduation. Please DM us your details ?.”

L’Oreal South Africa wrote, “Congratulations on your degree! We’d love to see you and Granny slay on Graduation Day. Please DM us your details so L’Oreal can organise your hair and make-up ?.”

Nandos South Africa offered the two some lunch as Gautrain offered train tickets.