For any parent with a toddler, shopping can be stressful. Add to that crime and you have a recipe for disaster. But one woman restored another woman's faith in humanity when she lost her car keys while out shopping with her toddler.
Ronel Fraser was doing Christmas shopping with her 4-year-old daughter at a China Mall recently when she lost her car keys.
"It was so busy there, I'm claustrophobic and my anxiety in overdrive because of all the crime and stuff happening. Trying to keep my little one close to me as she wants to wander off and look at all the shiny stuff and toys."
She was holding her daughter with her one hand and a bunch of shopping bags in her other hand. Her toddler then asked for a sweetie and mom obliged:
"So we stop by this lovely lady's stall and buy her a sweet."
When Ronel got to her car, she couldn't find her car keys. She looked through her handbag and then the shopping bags, but her keys were nowhere to be found.
Ronel then went back to the lady's stall to see if she didn't leave her keys there, but again, nothing.
"So I go into panic mode because my husband is in Pretoria and I was already so stressed out that I couldn't think straight.
"This beautiful soul just took control."
Briefly.co.za learned the owner of the stall, Rosina, picked up Ronel's daughter and told the mother to hold onto her belongings while the walked from shop to shop looking for Ronel's keys for 20 minutes.
"Still nothing. She then proceeds to unpack all my shopping bags carefully and finally, she found my keys, which must've slipped in there somehow."
When Ronel wanted to thank Rosina for her kindness by giving her money, the stall owner refused.
"I insisted, so eventually (very gratefully), she took the money.
"If you ever go to Hillfox, please support her. She was my hero today. So kind and considerate and didn't want anything in return."
People celebrated Rosina with beautful comments on the post:
Nkunza Teise commented: "Not all the people have crime mentality. Let us keep the spirit of Ubuntu alive amongst us all."
Lorraine King wroe: "Nkunza Teise yessss. For sure. As another lady said on another post we are one race. The human race."
Phata Rachidi commented: "If only we'll stop listening to these politicians and lead ourselves. We were all born with it. It is in all of us - the spirit of humanity, Ubuntu."
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