- A tweet sparked an inspirational conversation on Twitter, which proved Ubuntu is still alive in South Africa
- A doctor asked her 54 000 followers what random acts of kindness they had experienced in life
- And the stories were astonishing to say the least
South Africa is an extraordinary country with beautiful people, who have the ability to look out for one another- despite all the negative reports in the news.
We often hear the stories of racism and discrimination, but the uplifting ones are buried underneath an agenda to drive a wedge between people.
So, Sindisiwe van Zyl, a popular South African physician, used social media to highlight the random acts of kindness people face every day.
“What #RAOK Random Act of Kindness have you experienced from a stranger?”, the doctor posted on her Twitter account.
And, the amazing stories came streaming in. Tweeps spoke about the random acts of kindness they would never forget.
“10 years ago, in my heavily pregnant state I was doing groceries at Checkers Hyper. A total stranger saw I'm struggling with the trolley, he pushed it around as I go according to my list. Took me to the till and paid for that full trolley with food and Baby stuff.”, one tweep recalled.
Another tweep recalled how a man saw she was in trouble and acted quickly, preventing a possible mugging.
"I needed to get to an ATM but I was home alone and cashless and there were no shopping centres nearby. I had to submit an application to a station I wanted to work at and that day was the cutoff date. I walked a bit and met a girl who paid for my ride to the ATM”, @UltimateGnasher wrote.
Here’s more storied from tweeps about random acts of kindness they experienced:
These inspiring stories are proof that South Africans still have compassion for one another, despite what we hear every day. Ubuntu is still alive and thriving.
Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.
To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.
Check out some of the latest videos on Briefly - South Africa's YouTube channel.