Johannesburg - A simple tweet from 22-year-old law student Inge Beukes has earned her grandmother, Hester, a free kulula.com plane ticket to see her grandchild graduate next year.
Beukes, who just completed her BA Law degree at the University of Pretoria, sent a tweet, unbeknown of how it would trend, on December 9. In it, she tweeted to her followers: “Called my gran to tell her I got my degree and she burst out in tears. Turns out she’s been using her pension for the past few months to save up for a flight ticket to Gauteng for my graduation. If that does not love, then I don’t know what is.” (sic).
The tweet, which has over 594 retweets and 4,600 likes, touched the hearts of many, including kulula.com and Protea Hotels.
“I am more of an occasional tweeter, and I did not expect the tweet to blow up the way it did. My intention for the tweet was to spread a little positivity over the festive season and motivate other people who did not graduate to pursue their dreams.
“It did come as a surprise when brands like kulula.com and Protea Hotel responded to the tweet. I was over the moon,” she said.