Thembi Ubisi has just received a brand new car from her boss Malcolm Wentzel and South African Twitter is abuzz with the news.
Malcolm shared a picture and video of the heartwarming moment on Twitter on Friday (27 November).
Thembi’s first car
“Congratulations to my Thembi. I bought her her first car at [an] age most people retire!” he captioned a picture of himself and a beaming Thembi next to her car.
A video also showed an emotional Thembi hugging Malcolm, getting into the white Toyota hatchback and trying on the ignition.
The image has gone viral, racking up more than 24,000 likes, 3,700 retweets and close to 1,000 replies at the time of writing.
Twitter users lauded Malcolm for his gesture, with some joking that he can “keep the land.” Hope Moteane wrote, “I really want me some Malcolm as a boss in my life. Bathong wena @WentzelMalcolm may the good Lord bless you in multiple folds.”
“Well done Malcolm. I love the relationship you have with Thembi and Thembi is a jol; she deserves all the good things,” added @GChiquanda.
Thembi and Malcolm
Thembi and Malcolm became a TikTok sensation earlier this year after posting a series of videos filled with hilarious boss-employee banter.
Although Thembi works as Malcolm’s house help, their bond, chemistry and witty comments about each other have inspired many South Africans.
The two have appeared on several TV and radio shows, including Newzroom Afrika‘s AM Report and SABC 1‘s Daily Thetha.
Malcolm’s wife, who uses @kikilacoco1 as her Twitter username, often joins in on the fun in the viral TikTok videos.
How to watch Thembi and Malcolm videos
You can watch Thembi and Malcolm videos on the following social media profiles: