By Kyle James  |  06-16-2018   News
Photo credit: @ThabileKhotha | Twitter

A father is garnering special praise this Father's Day weekend on social media after his family shared his inspiring story online. The post is inspired by a competition which has been making rounds on social media where users say why their dads are amazing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My father lost his hands while at work around 80s.He builds houses for people and he is very good and it has beem his full time job.We now live in a nine roomed big house .He bought himself an Opel Astra but bro drives it.He pays my accomodation fees.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DovesBestDad?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DovesBestDad</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Isithembiso?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Isithembiso</a> <a href="https://t.co/DMsUN49tr9">pic.twitter.com/DMsUN49tr9</a></p>&mdash; 🎉🎀21 June👑🌹 (@ThabileKhotha) <a href="https://twitter.com/ThabileKhotha/status/1006490420891746305?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The responses have been incredible and inspiring like the story of Twitter user @ThabileKotha's father who lost his hands on the job in the 1980's. Twitter user @ThabileKotha tweeted, "My father lost his hands while at work around the 80s. He builds houses for people and he is very good and it has been his full-time job. We now live in a nine-roomed big house. He bought himself an Opel Astra but bro drives it. He pays my accommodation fees."

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The tweet garnered over 1,000 retweets and over 6,000 likes. Many social media users showered @ThabileKotha's father with praise.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-cards="hidden" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Much respect for you… <br>You managed to accept your father as he is and you proud to show him to the world using the term &quot;MY FATHER&quot;…. <br>Others are ashamed to show their parents to world once the got seriously injured such as leg break or burning…. <br><br>God bless you.👊 <a href="https://t.co/J3r4D9tFnP">pic.twitter.com/J3r4D9tFnP</a></p>&mdash; Andile-Gucci (@andile_gucci) <a href="https://twitter.com/andile_gucci/status/1006889478475182080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wow👏👏This reminds me of my grandfather,,his hands were worse but he used to fix everything.</p>&mdash; it&#39;s a Boy🙏 ❤️😍🤗🏂 (@baccpho) <a href="https://twitter.com/baccpho/status/1006654133758320641?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">God blessed you with phenomenal father,wow 😢 <a href="https://t.co/A8ntLa8srI">pic.twitter.com/A8ntLa8srI</a></p>&mdash; kay☆☆☆M (@Khutso_mash) <a href="https://twitter.com/Khutso_mash/status/1006532736830537728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/2018/06/15/super-dad-not-deterred-by-losing-limbs_a_23459802/?utm_hp_ref=za-news

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