05/12/2016 18:35 SAST | Updated 05/12/2016 19:26 SAST

Pictures of Nelson Mandela With Children That Will Make Your Heart Fuzzy

It's been a rough 2016. We all need a collective hug.

Three years ago our beloved former president left us and South Africans commemorated the anniversary of his death today. It's been a rough 2016 and South Africa sure could use a collective hug right now from Tata Madiba. Take a look at these kids doing exactly that and let's hope for a better 2017.

The mutual love between late former president Nelson Mandela and children