The past weekend in South Africa was definitely an eventful and memorable one thanks to the Global Citizen Festival.
The event saw some of our favourite celebrities and superstars congregating to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday as well as help raise funds to support poverty-stricken people across the world.
Among those participating in the weekend’s festivities was the ever funny Trevor Noah, who could not resist the opportunity of going back to his home country to host it.
The Johannesburg-born comedian, during his stay, managed to take some time off to visit his 91-year old grandmother in Soweto.
Affectionately calling her Koko, The Daily Show host had a very funny but educative conversation with her touching on several issues including his childhood, apartheid as well as Madiba’s legacy. The highlight of their conversation, however, was when Noah asked why she does not watch his show to which she gave a rather “understandable” reason.
Take a look at their interaction below:
Trevor visits his Grandma Koko in Soweto, South Africa, to talk about his childhood, her life under apartheid, and what exactly he needs to do to get her to watch The Daily Show. pic.twitter.com/cwDloUxVis
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) December 4, 2018
Here’s how Twitter reacted to their hilarious and insightful encounter:
I love the way she talks, calming, and her sense of humor. ?
— Amélie.S.B (@Saeibei) December 4, 2018
Her adorable voice, her knowledge… she’s simply precious. Thank you for sharing her with us and her history.
— ShannaFirebolt (@ShannaFirebolt) December 4, 2018
You are blessed, Trevor . Your grandmother is beautiful and graced with humility. ❤️❤️❤️
— Lena Gould (@DrLenaG) December 4, 2018
We want Koko to report back that you fixed her up with the generator and the cable. What a magnificent lady she is.
— Sally J Beach (@ThirteenthCent) December 4, 2018
WOW; what a treat! 91 & 9 months of wisdom, knowledge & history! Cheers @Trevornoah for you are truly blessed!
— Clifton Kuykendall (@AppleChilli) December 4, 2018
Fruity fridge magnets and whistling as a form of a response – I can confirm Koko is the real deal.#Mzansi4sho ???? pic.twitter.com/m7Oldtiner
— Mpho Kekana (@Afro_Scot) December 4, 2018
THANKS AND PRAISES TO THE AFRICAN ? ELDER!!! ??YOU ARE BLESSED TO HAVE HER !..HI GRANNY!!!!???SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!
— ?NubianJ?? (@HauteMessJ) December 4, 2018
Watch the extended version his Soweto visit below: