- On Thursday a young woman shared her experience when a stranger helped her out when she was stranded
- Rian's story has been inspiring people to help others since word got out of his kindness
- People across South Africa are hoping for more unselfish acts like his in the future
Just before the past weekend, a man decided to not just drive by when he saw a young woman in distress. While other drivers were too busy with their own problems, Rian pulled over and lent a helping hand.
If you were to look up the word "ubuntu", you would get something along the lines of "a quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity".
The simple kind deed that Rian did on Thursday would be that description personified.
Sanah Mabelane Mkhonto was in a tight spot on Thursday morning when Rian stopped to help her. She was so impressed by this that she had to share her story on social media.
This is exactly the kind of random, caring acts that need to happen more in South Africa to help people bridge the past and enter the world of the future - a world where no one cares about color anymore.
Some of the comments that flooded in after the post went viral included:
"Need more of this in our country!!" - Alta Lightfoot
"And that is how it should be see people in as people and not notice the colour of their skin." - Leana Van Zyl Venter
"He is doing what his parents thought him - love, care n respect of another human being." - Mlamuli Ntuthuka Mntambo
Rian's reasons for stopping to help were simple: compassion and empathy. He was reported saying, "I just thought if this was my wife I would want someone to help her”
It is no wonder Sanah's post was shared and commented on by thousands of South Africans. This is the kind of viral news that we want to read.
When everything's said and done, most of us just want to live in this beautiful country alongside people who care for each other.
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