- A grateful gogo heaped praise on a young man who came to her aid on the side of the road
- The elderly lady shared her initial fears as she questioned the man’s intentions
- South Africans were blown away by the man’s good deed and more than 500 people liked the social media post
A gogo was so touched by a young man’s actions that she took to social media to rave about him.
The news was shared via the Positive Relationships in SA Facebook group and quickly went viral.
The elderly lady explained she had a slip up while driving on the freeway just outside of Bloemfontein.
She realised that her bakkie’s cover was loose and about to be blown away.
As it would mean exposure of the bakkie’s load, she quickly stopped to remedy the situation.
A young man came running towards her without saying a word.
The woman admitted that she was overcome by fear momentarily as she couldn’t predict the man’s intentions.
To her relief, he grabbed the cover, folded it up and returned it to her.
He quickly ran back in the direction he came from, but the gogo called him back.
Stunned by his generous assistance, she thanked him and requested that he pose for a photo.
She made it her mission to reveal his noble efforts to the world as she shared her admiration via Facebook.
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Briefly.co.za noted the huge impact it had as fellow South Africans sang his praises.
Elizabeth Prinsloo said, “Thank you Richard for helping a lady in trouble. You are a real gentleman.”
Vina De Barros commented, “I'm sure he was an angel wondering around you were very fortunate indeed!!”
Sharon Lizamore Kock added, “Well done. So wish we all could live together in harmony.”
Solomon Meso said, “That's true south African culture (botho/Ubuntu).”
Jennifer Woolliscroft said, “How wonderful to come across people that demonstrate good parenting. Well done young man.”
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