As if emerging first runners up in the just concluded Miss Universe Kenya 2019 pageant wasn’t enough to endear herself to her growing fanbase, Akothee’s model daughter Rue Baby on Wednesday showed an act of selflessness that left netizens awwing and gushing with praise.

The Face of Nivea 2017 and 2018 was well on her way to an all-expenses-paid holiday in the Maldives, courtesy of her proud mother. Rue Baby, however, turned down her mother Akothee’s offer for something nobler; a weekend getaway with her fellow contestants in Miss Universe Kenya 2019.

“Mama @akotheekenya I would love Maldives yes… But to be honest I would love a weekend with this lovely ladies of mine because we all worked so hard. Please check your pocket and let me know that which you can manage with,” posted Rue Baby.

Akothee responded saying she can only afford expenses for eight more people – 5 contestants, 2 of Rue Baby’s friends, and 1 fan.

“From @rue.baby mouth to momas heart ❤❤❤❤, so @rue.baby just cancelled my Maldives just like that 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ okay fans what do you think? 16 contestants 🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️ Girchild must be motivated. I can afford 5 and 2 of your best friends and 1 fan, they voted for you remember?” posed the singer.

Akothee also invited other tourism stakeholders to join the initiative in a bid to congratulate and motivate all the contestants.

“Can I have other companies cheer these beautiful girls up and congratulate them. If you are in tourism and you are mentioned, let’s support and motivate a girl,” Akothee pleaded.

This set up a potential partnership between Akothee’s tours company Akothee Safaris and rivals Bountiful Safaris, who showed interest in the comments section after posting, “🔥How many are for us to Come Through?”

A majority of netizens were for the idea of Bountiful Safaris joining the cause.