Ubuntu: Woman buys shoes for 2 homeless friends who leave her inspired

Ubuntu: Woman buys shoes for 2 homeless friends who leave her inspired

- William and Brandon are both homeless

- Helen Johns bought them shoes and clothes

- However, it was their kindness and concern for each other that left her truly inspired

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A kind woman in Cape Town was left inspired by two homeless men she reached out to help recently.

Writing on Facebook, Helen Johns said William and Brandon hang out together along Kloof street, where Brandon is a car guard.

With the money he makes, Brandon is able to pay rent at a shelter. However, William is mentally unstable and avoids the shelter because he feels mistreated there.

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When Helen noticed that William didn't have shoes, she bought him a pair. They didn't fit him because his feet were swollen from long periods of standing by the roadside to beg.

Helen got him bigger shoes, socks, and clothes, Briefly.co.za learned. She also bought William similar items.

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It was Brandon's care and concern for his friend William, who is from Zimbabwe, that truly inspired Helen. She wrote:

Brandon wiped down William's feet gently with wet wipes, put on his socks and spoke to him kindly as he knew William's feet are painful. He helped him dress in his new clothes.

Brandon told her that he has a criminal record that prevents him from getting a formal job. She therefore appealed to well-wishers to help both homeless men.

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Helen and her daughter Alexa were left emotional from the experience:

Alexa and I cried all the way home. We saw into the souls of two men from totally different worlds, now in the same circumstances. Two good human beings who need our help.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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