It’s that time again, the last Friday of the month, in which bloggers around the world post a good news story, one that uplifts and recognizes the inherent goodness of humanity although at times it seems that collectively, and individually, it ain’t so.

There are so many stories of humanity in action that cross borders of colour, race and religion. The one I’ve chosen is a 3 min video. This young man took his domestic worker Nomi from Cape Town (in the Western Cape) to Addo (in the Eastern Cape) to fetch her ailing mother and bring her back to Cape Town to the hearth and home of Nomi. He set up a backabuddy platform whereby all revenue from the streaming of the song would go towards Nomi’s mother’s medical treatment, a gas heater and a wheel chair. The target was reached within 24 hours.  Enjoy it!

If you wish to take part in the #WATWB here are a few guidelines. Posts to be short, a brief description of the how and why it attracted you, and a link to the post. Posts to a be non political, non religious. It can be of an individual or group or organization that highlights the efforts made to make the better place. The #WATWB badge to be used and please share on social media as a way of bringing light into the shadows –

The cohosts this month:
Sylvia McGrath,
Susan Scott,
Shilpa Garg,
Eric Lahti,
and Belinda Witzenhausen.

Do pop by them – their stories are bound to be uplifting! Have a great weekend!

45 Comments on #WATWB Nomi video

  1. Just loved the video susan and her moves:) I can only say Wow simply amazing. Appreciate and thank you for sharing, Nomi is inspiring and her cheerful disposition till the end was great to watch. Nice to connect with you after a long time, have been busy attending some PhD subject classes and the computer was down to…glad that I am back on the system.

    • So pleased you came by Genevive and that you enjoyed the video and Nomi and moves! Great that you’re back on the system 🙂 xx

  2. I absolutely LOVE this video of Nomi! I keep playing it over and over again. I sure hope that brings her some extra money. I can tell she IS a SPECIAL lady! I take my hat off to her and to David for creating this lovely show! They ARE KIFF!! <3

    • So lovely to hear Gwynn! On the road – back to Johannesburg ex Plett – using my phone to respond so the icon may show mikdog. I love the song too and find it very joyful!❤️🌺

  3. Hi Susan – wonderful to see – the Africans are truly a great peoples … loved my time out there and yes those who help us are encouraged. Nomi is wonderful – no wonder David does what he can to help her and her family, especially her elderly mother … so happy listening to the song and seeing her smile, as too David’s. Kiff is a wonderful descriptive word … cheers and thanks: for as Jacqui says ‘the video says it all’ … Hilary

  4. Love this so much! Nomi has such a joyous spirit, absolutely adore her energy. Also such a sweet gesture. Thanks so much for sharing this and for being a part of #WATWB.

  5. That’s such a sweet and beautiful video, Susan. Nomi’s smile and cool dance moves say it all. Thanks for sharing this heartwarming story! 🙂

  6. I so loved this backstory — I read it when you posted the longer version — and I really enjoyed the video. Saving the world through music!

  7. Thank you, Susan. I love this and shared it with my techno-dj son and also on other social media (as you know). Nomi has such spirit and so does your son the filmmaker. I’m grateful for moments of hope.

    • Thanks so much Elaine – and again for sharing it to your son and on social media. I kept it low-key re it being my son making this music video about Nomi, but it really is quite joyful. I like also where Nomi gives thanks to her ancestors.

  8. Your friend Marion has summed it up perfectly for me and I couldn’t agree more! It’s so generous of you all to share your inspiring #WATWB stories at the end of the month with us. Please know that they always lift my spirit high. So thank you so much for sharing this brilliant musical story Susan! That Nomi, she’s got the moves and is obviously well-loved.

    Oh, and I love the song, with its universal message of kindness. The Kiffness are full of kindness and the music is great too! In a way it reminds me of Pharrell Williams song “Happy” which makes me happy just thinking about it! And how amazing that their target was reached within 24 hours … stuff that dreams are made off! Love and light, Deborah

    • Thanks so much Deborah for your generous comment! That’s exactly the intentions of the #WATWB posts – to lift the spirits when we hear of acts of kindness.

      Thekiffness actually did a thing with Pharrell Williams – the Hadeda song. I wish I knew how to post the link to it – he was here in SA a while back and heard the hadeda screeching one morning. thekiffness got in touch with him and with his permission made a little video music clip .. it’s very funny.

      Nomi sure has the moves and a smile that would light up the darkest day. Love and light to you and have a kiff weekend!

      • Hi Susan – hope you can find it sometime for us to see. The Kiffness seem to have hit the spot with their music – which goes to help others along their journey … cheers Hilary

        • Thanks Hilary – I’ll try but only when back in Jhbg and can use my lap top. I had to have help with this blogpost! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. I so admire you and others who devote the end of the month to stories of KINDNESS. I enjoyed the video immensely. Nomi is the kiffest! And so is the music and attitude that binds us all together: housekeeper, musician, ALL!

    I’ll have to come back to check out the other stories. Thanks you for sharing yours, Susan!

    • Ha ha Marian! It’s a great word – kiff – I remember it from the 60’s or 70’s I think. I will be checking out the other #WATWB posts on the weekend which is always a treat, and such a kiff reminder of all that is good in the world. Have a kiff weekend –

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