Springbok captain Siya Kolisi brought a special guest to the BrightRock Players Choice Awards held at Hyde Park in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening.
Kolisi invited 15-year-old Lebo Mogoma from Helpmekaar College in Johannesburg to join in the festivities at the annual event.
This came about after Mogoma warmed the hearts of South Africans when a video of him, in tears of appreciation after Kolisi signed his boots during the Springboks’ Champions Tour of the country, went viral.
— RugbyRocks.com (@rugby_rocks) November 19, 2019
What dreams coming true look like!🇿🇦
Lebo Mogoma (15), the young learner from Helpmekaar Kollege in Johannesburg who took social media by storm with his tearful joy after Siya Kolisi signed his boots, finally got the chance to meet his heroes in person!#BRPlayersChoice pic.twitter.com/c4kOB6NQe6
— MyPlayers (@MyPlayersRugby) November 19, 2019
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Thank you to everyone who helped me get in touch with Lebo! And to @playerschoiceza for having us last night. We managed to video call Lebo's hero – @cheslin15 just before the awards started and Ches organized that Lebo collect his award on his behalf. He and his mom have had a really tough year. But a few small acts of kindness have really turned things around for them. Its cool to be kind. #brplayerschoice