A video posted on TikTok by user @hlungstar shows a teacher explaining coursework to two high school students at his desk. In the 13-second clip, one of the boys caresses the teacher’s head and even gives him a peck after the lesson. The video has sparked a debate on the social media platform about whether the behaviour was endearing or inappropriate.
The video of the teacher and student interaction has received mixed reactions. Some people have praised the teacher for creating a safe and welcoming environment where students feel comfortable expressing themselves. However, others have expressed discomfort with the interaction.
Video of schoolboy showing his teacher affection goes viral
The video, which was uploaded to TikTok just one day ago, has already garnered significant attention. It has received over 1 million views and 93,000 likes on the platform.
Watch the video below:
@lungani91 said: “Bayajola.”
@_ldy_vee mentioned: “Some students only experience this father role model and love at school, bless his soul.”
@pharkzein_Katleho asked: “So we all gonna ignore the last kiss?
” @giftofsmoke wrote: “There’s nothing wrong, it clearly shows how amazing the relationship he has with his learners.”
@wenziithegreatest stated: “Children now no longer respect elders.”
@happym072 commented: “Call me old fashioned but this is more than a good relationship between them. Ukubambelela ekhanda lomtomdala is a sign of disrespect.”
@natashasisusa added: “I love this video and this teacher is making me love it even more he’s chilled about this whole thing.”
@avothe_fruit said: “The irony here is that on the board the is a sign saying ‘no cellphones in class’ and the camera person is recording with a phone.”