Twitter gushes after KZN woman surprises her boyfriend with tear-jerking tribute to his late brother

Lumkokazi Makhasi and Mawetu Matyila. Image via Instagram
Lumkokazi Makhasi and Mawetu Matyila. Image via Instagram

Durban born, 24-year-old, Lumkokazi Makhasi gifted her boyfriend Mawetu Matyila, a gift that had Twitter users gushing over just how sweet the gesture was. The couple is expecting a baby together.

The gift is three framed tweets that she screenshot from Mawetu's late brother's timeline Hlubi from between 2012 and 2014. The 30-year-old social media specialist, took to twitter to post the gift he received, and twitter was found gushing over this beautiful gesture.

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Hlubi, passed away in 2017, through a car accident and being close to him, this was a devastating moment for Mawetu. The soon to be strategic brand communications graduate, thought of this gift to relieve her boyfriend of the stress he's been experiencing.

"Mawetu has been stressed a lot lately, because of the birth of his first child, he was on edge and said he wishes he could talk to his brother and get advice. I looked for something that I thought his brother would say to cheer him up and then found the tweets on his timeline," Lumkokazi says.

This KZN woman surprised her boyfriend with a tear

Instagram post by Mawetu. Caption: A Bun In The Oven.

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Although Lumkokazi has never met Hlubi, through conversation, she learned the importance of Hlubi in Mawetu's life, and when preparing the gift, the only thing that was going through her mind was hoping that he likes the gift.

"It wasn't about me. I first gave him the sneakers [that I bought for him], but then I thought he could get shoes from anyone else. I just wanted to show appreciation to him because I love him," She adds.

When Lumkokazi gave her boyfriend the gift, his reaction was priceless and unforgettable. "His eyes became red the moment he saw the gift and he tried to hold back the tears. We both became so emotional," she says.

The Capetonian was taken back by the thoughtful gift, and in his words, "The thug in me left, I became a marshmallow. Couples can buy each other materialistic gifts; however, this was sentimental."

This KZN woman surprised her boyfriend with a tear

Twitter post to Mawetu by late brother, Hlubi. Image by Twitter

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Lumkokazi had a different plan for handing over the gift, however, due to excitement she could not follow up with her plan.

"I hadn't seen him for a month and had planned to gift him on Valentine's Day, but when he picked me up from the airport, I figured this was the right moment," she explains.

"I waited until we got home and then decided to give him the gift."

This KZN woman surprised her boyfriend with a tear

This KZN woman surprised her boyfriend with a tear

Twitter post to Mawetu by late brother, Hlubi. Image by Twitter

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The couple met on social media, though good-natured banter over YouTube star Mihlali, where Mawetu took the opportunity to shoot his shot and said: "Forget about Mihlali and come over to my place for dinner." The rest is history.

Describing the relationship, Lumkokazi says her partner is her best friend and, Mawetu, says they became friends before lovers.

"Lumkokazi is a caring soul and someone I'm comfortable around," he says.

This gift is just one of the many gifts the couple has bought each other - but may well be one of the most sentimental. Lumkokazi considers herself a creative gift giver.

The couple enjoys spending quality time together and always find something to do, on different days when they're not out for dinner, Lumkokazi makes dinner, invites their friends over, some days when it's just two of them, they camp out in the lounge.

The song that describes their relationship best is the track Loyal by PartyNextDoor featuring Drake.

Between the two of them, Lumkokazi was the first to say "I love you," however, that was when they were still friends. Mawetu was the first to say "I love you" when they made their relationship official in August, on National Girlfriend day.

Looking at iconic relationships, they consider themselves as a Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith kind of couple because they are more like friends.

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