Image of street vendor and her child breaks South Africans’ hearts

Image of street vendor and her child breaks South Africans’ hearts

- A Twitter user shared a heartbreaking image

- It showed a street vendor and her child sleeping next to their wares

- It has touched the hearts of thousands of South Africans

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A heartbreaking image of a street vendor and her child sleeping next to their wares, apparently tired, has touched the hearts of thousands of South Africans.

Twitter user @AdvBarryRoux shared the image in November 2017, Briefly.co.za learned.

He encouraged his followers not to bargain with such street vendors. In fact, he urged them to pay the vendors more because they are simply trying to survive.

The image has racked up a staggering 22,000 retweets and 38,000 likes since it was posted, showing just how much it has moved Twitter users.

@AdvBarryRoux's followers echoed his sentiments and sympathised with the unnamed woman and her child. Others shared their personal experiences. See more reactions below.

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Many agreed with @AdvbarryRoux's tweet.

Others shared personal experiences similar to the situation the image portrays.

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The tough economic situation has compelled many South Africans to turn to street vending to survive.

Recently, Briefly.co.za reported on the case of Irvin Mashele, who dresses up in three-piece suits to sell atchar along Bloemfontein streets.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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