Eager to prove that people are inherently good, BI Phakathi asked a beggar if he could borrow R2. Even though he did not have much, the kind beggar obliged. Little did he know, that the man asking for change had bigger plans. The man bought the beggar groceries to show gratitude for his kindness.
The beggar was happy to have helped BI Phakathi and was overjoyed when he was presented with groceries.
BI Phakathi shared a video of the good deed on social media, hoping to inspire others to see the humanity in the people they encounter on a regular basis, Briefly.co.za discovered.
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Inspired by the moving video, South Africans shared their admiration and appreciation for BI Phakathi, praising the good work he does.
One Facebook user, Jerald Malebe, commented:
“ I don't think there are words I can use to appreciate and thank you for doing this for our fellow brothers and sister's there. May God bless you a million times. Watching from Gaborone, Botswana.”
Another user, Toni Du Toit wrote, “This gave me goosebumps. Wow, God bless this man of God. He is a true inspiration to all of us to stop and take a good look at ourselves and how we all need to change our mindsets from hate and racism too love and acceptance. This is my wish for all South Africans. Ubuntu ZA!”
Facebook user, Tamzin van Drunick, wrote:
“God will bless this man because giving is so much better than receiving and it will all come back to him. Well done for being an example of a wonderful human being with compassion. It does not matter if it is your time, energy or some food, money or anything else that you give as long as it is in your heart. God bless.”
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