A proud African mother went viral on social media after she posted a heartfelt message to her adorable son on Instagram.
Joha Mubayiwa, who’s the stunning mom of baby Elijah shared endearing pictures of she and the family on her social media page, but one photo in particular with the mother celebrating her son’s gorgeous Black skin caught the Internet’s eye.
Mubayiwa wrote,” My dear son, I pray that you always find your skin beautiful even when you are surrounded by those who tell you otherwise, i pray you never have to surround yourself with people who demean and laugh at your beauty.”
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My dear son, I pray that you always find your skin beautiful even when you are surrounded by those who tell you otherwise, i pray you never have to surround yourself with people who demean and laugh at your beauty, this world is not as welcoming to everybody and sometimes your happiness gets stripped away without notice but i promise to always be that flutter of happiness in your life. I cannot believe this boy is almost 1 years old! 1 more month left omg WHERE does the time go? This time last year i was heavily pregnant, eating every 10 minutes like it was my last meal, and now… i get to watch him laugh, smile, grow teeth, comfort and love him when he cries… children are truly the greatest blessing. #feelingsoemotional #growingtoofastformommy
Social media users immediately flooded her comments and complimented the mother on her gorgeous family and her genuine love for Elijah.
Farahnazgholizadeh wrote, “Amen! As a mum be sure the best is coming to you and your son. Being positive and clever is enough to make a better situation in our life. God bless you.”
Jeanmapfumontuli also wrote, “Juhaamubayiwa Love love love your son. Sooooo cute, love his dark skin, his gorgeous sweet eyes 😍 and smile that melts my heart, every time.”
People also complimented Mubayiwa on having such a stunning Black family.
“I love you guys. Gorgeous family. Its like God just dipped you all in chocolate. ☺☺Beautiful skin, ” one social media user commented.
“This whole family is gifted with gorgeous melanin and I’m jealous lol,” gorgeously_gigantic posted.
The mother’s message resonated with countless people who’ve been told that darker melaninated skin does not fit within the “standard” of beauty. Colorism continues to be an ongoing issue in the Black community whether in Latin America, Africa or the United States, but Mubayiwa’s message encourages parents all around the world to celebrate their children’s beautiful Black skin.