- A man, Pieter Wepener, took to social media to share an encounter he had with an elderly couple
- The 70-year-old man and his wife were walking in the scorching heat of Upington
- The elderly couple has sine dubbed Wepener an angel of God after he gave them all he had in his vehicle
Pieter Wepener took to social media to share the story of Andries and his wife. Wepener said he was in Upington when he saw an elderly couple walking from the taxi rank in the direction of Pabalelo.
He recalled he saw the three times that day. The third time he saw them, the elderly couple had been travelling by foot for the past three hours.
So, he stopped next to the 70-year-old man and his wife, who sought out shelter from the heat under a tree.
Wepener asked him what they were doing and Andries explained they needed to visit a clinic to get papers, which he needs for his pension fund.
A concerned Wepener then asked if the elderly couple had eaten anything that day, to which they answered no.
However, the gogo tried to give him peace of mind by adding she took out 'gwarra' ingredients, which she would prepare once they get home.
Wepener said he gave them a two litre coke, which he had in his bakkie, as well as all R10 and R20 notes in his wallet. He added if he had a R1000 in his wallet, he would have given it to them.
Andries response to kind gesture warmed Wepener's heart.
"Sarah, God has yet again not forgotten us today," the elderly man said to his wife.
Touched by the story, Wepener asked the couple if he could take a photo of them and Andries agreed wholeheartedly.
"Why would we not give the angel of the Lord a photo? God probably wants to see how we look," the thankful man answered.
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