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Tears and a building that needs a makeover

The great thing about being an MC is that for a few hours I get to dabble in the world of someone else's business. It's like being an actor and immersing yourself in a role for a short while. I've been exposed to almost every industry possible over the many years, but one of them that still touches me emotionally every time is the medical fraternity.

Yesterday I hosted the Netcare Hospitals' annual Gauteng Carer Awards, where they pay tribute to those staff members who went beyond the call of duty, and by doing so, touched someone'e life.

I won't go into individual stories here, suffice to say I got a little choked up on more than one occasion, reading the stories to the audience yesterday. I always have so much respect for those nurses and hospital staff that treat patients with care and consideration. Well done Netcare.

The event itself was held at a stunning venue in Houghton that I had never heard of before, called Shepherd's Garden:

Speaking of touching stories, here's a Youtube video I posted on my twitter feed yesterday. It's about a bride who can't dance with her Dad at her wedding as he died shortly before the event. It's received almost 7 million views so far. If you click on the video below, grab a tissue because you'll need it: