Nelson Mandela is trending worldwide on Twitter, not surprising at all. After all today is the living legend’s 94th birthday and the world wants to celebrate with the global icon of freedom, democracy and peace.
Many users of social media have changed their avatars to an image of Mandela in tribute to the celebrated statesman. There has been an overwhelming outpouring of tributes on Twitter and videos on YouTube. Today South Africans around the world also honour the man by dedicating 67 minutes of their time to doing something good for their community or a community.
We thought we would pick out some tweets wishing Madiba happy birthday.
— Nedbank (@Nedbank) July 18, 2012
Happy Birthday Madiba, thank you for all that you have done for our beautiful country.Congratulations on your 94th cap. The Sharks #mandela
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) July 18, 2012
Happy birthday Madiba
— Gareth Cliff (@GarethCliff) July 18, 2012
Happy Birthday Madiba.Soon 6,700 of us will give 67 minutes towards humanity in our quest to make everyday a… fb.me/1VnS3BvYu
— Cheesekids (@cheesekids) July 18, 2012
How cool is it that I, Ian Ward, get to be the first person to Happy Birthday Madiba on Good Hope FM? So cool…… fb.me/WeQ1mYwt
— Good Hope FM (@GoodHopeFM) July 18, 2012
Broadcast media also urged to play the special happy birthday Madiba song at exactly 8am on Wednesday.youtube.com/watch?v=mg_or0…
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) July 15, 2012
An amazing day for an amazing person, Happy Birthday MADIBA you have all our love and support!… fb.me/BUuczO1u
— Goldfish (@GoldFishLive) July 18, 2012
Happy birthday, Madiba, the worlds most beloved man. We need the thought of your old soul flickering in this moral wasteland we have created
— Margie Orford (@MargieOrford) July 18, 2012
— BAR-ONE Manhunt (@BARONEManhunt) July 18, 2012
— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) July 17, 2012