- During lockdown some months ago, a young boy was having difficulty walking due to a leg injury and public transport vehicles were unavailable
- A Good Samaritan, James Hall, came to his aid and carried him a fair distance uphill from hospital to his and his mother's home
- The boy repaid the act of kindness months later by gifting the good Samaritan fresh avocados on his birthday
During the Covid-19 lockdown measures in 2020, a kind man helped a boy who had been struggling to walk due to an injury and had just come from being treated.
The boy had hurt his foot and due to the restrictions on movement, public transport vehicles were unavailable. A stranger saw the South African boy’s struggles and offered to carry him for one kilometre to his home.
On 17 May, the child finally got a chance to repay the kind stranger, who has been identified as James Hall, on his birthday. According to James , the boy went to wish him a happy birthday bearing avocado gifts.
A seemingly excited James said the boy’s foot had healed and he was walking fine. He termed the avocados the best gift he received.
“Remember last year I found a boy at hospital struggling to walk? No taxis, buses because of Covid lockdown, so I picked him up and carried him 1km uphill to his home, surprising myself by my fitness?
"He came by with avocados today to wish me a happy birthday and walking fine! Best gift!” James tweeted.
Twitter users were touched by the story and reacted to James’ post:
“Well done, man, that was such a powerful act. May the good Lord bless you abundantly!”
“What goes around clearly comes back overflowing! Thank you for keeping our confidence in humanity!”
“What a beautiful act of kindness. So good to see that there are still kind people out there. Enjoy the avocados.”
“Humanity personified. Humanity doesn't need words. Happy birthday, kind soul.”
“That is why I’m following you, James Hall. You’re a gift to life. You must live long enough to help more people.”
“You have had my respect for the longest time, and now you seemingly crossed over to the next dimension. This is a special moment, one that will forever be a part of the boy.”
In other stories ran by Briefly News, a kind-hearted man identified as BI Phakati came to the aid of two disabled men six days ago.
BI conversed with them before handing over some R100 notes and the men could not hide their joy.
Reacting to the story, netizens said they were inspired by the young man's selfless act of kindness.
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