Do you still remember how you used to spend your birthdays every year when you were a kid? For 1st, 7th, and 13th birthdays it’s usually a kiddie party with your family and friends. But as we mature, our birthdays get a little more intimate or sometimes even lonely. Thabang Mjamaica Ramokate relates to having a lonely birthday as he posted a video of him on Facebook singing happy birthday to himself.
Thabang’s video got the attention and touched the hearts of 11 million netizens who viewed his video. His video was posted 2 years ago but is still continuously reaching a bigger audience.
In his video, Thabang was shirtless, wearing only a pair of pants and had a loaf of bread and a gallon of juice. From his expression, he wasn’t too pleased with the fact that he is celebrating his birthday alone. However, he still had enough positivity in him to play around and pretend that someone was singing the song to him.
The video was sad but it was also entertaining at the same time. Like Thabang, not everyone is lucky enough to celebrate their birthday with people they care about. It’s a busy life after all.
Some netizens who saw the video greeted Thabang. While others expressed their sentiments.
“Nakakalungkot ang BirthDay niya, sya lang nag-iisa.”
“Happy Birthday even I don’t know you, God Bless!!!!”
“Okay yan sarili niya pinasaya niya.”
There were netizens who called out other netizens who laughed at the video:
“Tbh. Di ako natawa… Kasi relate ako eh. Yung feeling na ikaw na lang maghahanda para sa iyong sarili… Wala kang kasama magcelebrate.”
“Mga sira ulo ano kaya ang nakatawa don.
Bakit hindi niyo na lang batiin ng taos puso ung tao.”
What about you? How would you have reacted to the video? and if you were like him, how would you spend your birthday alone?
Watch his video below:
happy birthday to me
Posted by Thabang Mjamaica Ramokate on Friday, February 24, 2017