Birthdays are a time for celebration, but what happens when the person you want to celebrate is no longer with you? This was the case for South African actress Pearl Thusi, as she marked her late father’s birthday with a heartfelt tribute on social media.
It’s been three years since Pearl’s father passed away, and the pain of his absence is still deeply felt. In honor of his special day, the actress took to her timeline on Monday to share pictures of the precious moments they had shared together.
With a mix of nostalgia and sadness, Pearl wrote, “Hope you’re having the perfect heavenly birthday dad. I miss you more than words could ever describe. My first and forever hero. I know you always got my back. Love you always ‘Babayi.'”
It’s not easy to open up about grief, especially in a public forum like social media. But Pearl Thusi has never been one to shy away from being candid about her emotions. Through her posts, she has been able to connect with her followers on a deeper level, showing them that it’s okay to feel and to mourn.
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