- A woman based in St. Lucia Bay shared her recent experience with a young man begging for work
- She admitted to judging him at first but was later blown away by his hard work
- She shared the story via social media and South Africans commended both her and the young man
Briefly.co.za shares another beautiful story by way of the Positive Relationships in SA Facebook group.
This time, Grizaan van Rensburg wrote in to share her positive encounter with a young man, named Razo.
Grizaan admitted that she initially judged Razo after their first meeting at the lodge she was employed at.
He begged Grizaan for work but she advised him that the lodge wasn’t seeking staff.
The desperate young man then responded to her by saying: “Please mam, my name is Razo and I am hungry. I did not eat yesterday.”
Grizaan put her initial reservations to one side and offered Razo the chance to earn some money by cleaning the backyard at her own home the following Saturday.
Razo surprised her by honouring their agreement and came to clean her yard using his own tools.
Grizaan marvelled at how he was able to transform her yard despite the sweltering 37 degree heat.
This prompted her to pledge to help Razo find continuous jobs by speaking to fellow home owners to enable him to clean their homes with his tools.
In her sincere post, Grizaan apologises for judging Razo but that he became an inspiration to her.
The Facebook group’s administrator summed it up nicely: “NEVER JUDGE ANY MAN BY HIS Looks or COLORS. We have millions of hard working and honest people in SA.”
Francia Botha commented: “We also have unemployed people coming by the house and although we cannot employ, they never go away empty handed, some need shoes, some need food, it is our duty as human beings to be kind and help where we can. Well done to this lady (for) making a difference.”
Lorraine King added, “We all want the same things irrespective of who we are. A job, a roof over our heads, food and being able to provide for our families. We all want to be proud of ourselves and a job would go a long way to help. Look at this young man’s smile. He is proud of a job being well done by himself.”
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