- BI Phakathi recently paid for an elderly man's groceries
- The elderly man expressed his utmost appreciation to Phakathi for his generous gesture
- The gesture has warmed the hearts of thousands of Facebook users
A kind South African shopper inspired thousands of people after paying for an elderly man's groceries recently.
BI Phakathi took a video of his gesture and shared it on his Facebook page, Briefly.co.za gathered. It took place an unnamed Spar outlet.
Phakathi was about to pay for his items at the cash till when he decided to include the elderly man's bill in his own.
The surprised man was left briefly emotional at Phakathi's kind and generous gesture. He expressed his utmost appreciation to him.
The video has been viewed almost 220,000 times so far. It has also racked up over 14,000 reactions, 970 shares, and 400 comments.
Phakathi describes himself as a "motivational speaker, filmmaker, and life coach." Facebook users applauded him for his kindness. Mpho Ntsane wrote:
You are making me cry. I was telling my friend that we must also do something like this for other people. You are an inspiration to most of us. Keep up the blessed work you are doing for other people Mr Phakathi.
Marietha Steyn also wrote, "I think you read this very often but I'll say it again: God Bless you for what you do for other people."
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