- David was driving home with his family
- He swerved to avoid a pothole but hit another one, resulting in a flat tyre
- They waited for an hour before a family eventually stopped to help
A Boksburg resident has shared how a kind family stopped in the middle of the night to help him when he had a flat tyre.
Writing on Facebook, Tšabana David Sonoko said he was driving home from Ladybrand in the Free State with his family recently.
He avoided a pothole but ended up hitting another one, thereby causing a flat tyre. He tried replacing the tyre, but one nut was too tight and his spanner strapped badly.
David had no choice but to try and stop other cars for help. Unfortunately, no one seemed to stop for about an hour, understandably because of security concerns.
Luckily, a kind family eventually stopped. David explained:
To our relief, the vehicle stopped about 600 meters from us, did U-turn and came to stop opposite us. The Good Samaritans were Theunis Taljaard and his family.
When Theunis realised his spanner was too large for the nut, he didn't just feel sorry and leave. He called a friend who lives nearby, Dries Van Tonder, and together, they managed to replace David's tyre.
David expressed his appreciation for the help he received:
Now, this ladies and gentlemen is what Ubuntu is all about. A million thanks to Theunis, his son, and Dries.
No amount of money would be enough to express our gratitude for the great kindness you have shown us. We arrived home safely just about midnight. Thank you and may the Lord bless you and your families.
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