- A touching video was posted on social media showing a good Samaritan gifting a disabled homeless man a new wheelchair
- Marcus van der Merwe explained that God spoke to him and he knew he had to help the older man
- In the video, the homeless man breaks down in tears and thanks God for sending him van der Merwe
On Saturday, Marcus van der Merwe shared how God put it inside his heart to help a homeless man.
The man, who has lost one of his legs, was in tears as they set up his new wheelchair. Briefly.co.za translated Van Der Merwe's post, which was originally written in Afrikaans.
Van der Merwe's post read:
"Let me share with you all something today.. I was driving on the warmbad road when I saw a man struggling on the side of the ride with his wheelchair. Something inside of me said I should turn back and ask the older man where he was going."
"He told me he was on his way to the V&R garage and I asked him if I could give him a lift. The man said he would appreciate it and so I gave him a ride to his destination."
"I gave him R100 and a cold drink and the appreciation was clearly seen in his eyes. With tears he said, 'May God bless you son.' I thought to myself that I wanted to help the 'oom' with a new wheelchair."
"So, I called around and finally found one that was quite expensive. But, I managed to make a plan and bought it for the man."
"I took the new gift to the man and here you can see how thankful he was for the new wheelchair. It is also seen that the man has a screwdriver with him, which he uses to protect himself."
"The poor elderly man sleeps on the R101 on a sidewalk. People, we have to be thankful for what we all have. God is great and strong. I thank the Lord that he spoke to me today."
In the video, a woman is seen assembling the wheelchair and the homeless man is visibly emotional. He goes on to thank God and van der Merwe for the new wheelchair.
Van der Merwe told him it was alright and he did not have to say thank you; all he asked was that he took care of the wheelchair and of himself.
Take a look at the video below:
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