In a world where negative news spreads faster than a wildfire it's humbling to read about ordinary people who are heroes to some. This was the case for one man, who returned a lost wallet recently.
Facebook page, Positive Racial Testimonies in SA, shared the amazing story of a man unknowingly losing his wallet, then meeting the kind and honest man who returned it safely to his hands.
Hennie Muller, the page's admin, wrote: "Amazing the number of honest South Africans still contribution to great relationships. Hero Themba Mthembu."
"Meet Themba Mthembu. This wonderful South African hero."
The Mendes family were casually chilling at home when suddenly, the police rocked up at their home.
But the cops weren't there for anything crime related, but rather to return Daryl's lost wallet.
"Image our shock when police arrived at our gate on Thursday morning to give Daryl his wallet back which he didn't even know he had lost at this point."
The family thanked their hero, Themba, who picked Daryl's wallet up outside the k90 virgin active. It's believed Themba found the lost wallet while walking home after night-shift.
Themba, who lives near Actonville in Benoni, walks to work and back every day, a trip that takes him about 2.5 hours by foot.
Despite working all night, probably being exhausted, he went the extra mile to leave Daryl's wallet in the safe hands of the police at the Boksburg North Police Station.
"He even told us that he used the R20 that was in it to buy some cold drink.. what an honest good person that went beyond the call of duty..."
The Mendes family wanted Themba recognised for 'this wonderful act of kindness...'
The family wanted to thank Themba for his honesty by trying to source him a bicycle, to make his trip to and from work a little easier.
Their plan paid off. Alloutte Mendes wrote on her Facebook page: "Themba Mthembu receiving his bike this afternoon sponsored by Cycle lab East Rand... A huge thanks goes out to the general manager Cobus Pretorius for seeing our story about Themba and responding with a bike...
"Themba was so overwhelmed and thankful that he can now ride to work and back, which takes away 3hrs of commuting each day. Daryl had to show him a thing or two about the gears and taking the wheels off before dropping him off at work.
"One happy Themba this Christmas.. God bless him and to those who do good for no reason at all..."
The Mendes family then thanked their knight in shining armour: "You have indeed made this a better place, one act of kindness at a time.. also to the two policeman who drove to our house.. you have restored our faith in this country amidst all the negative media of late. May you all be truly blessed this Christmas. Love the Mendes Family."
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