- A kind-hearted gogo came to the aid of an elderly white lady by offering her room to live on her plot
- A private company then joined in the generosity by donating material for her home to be built on the gogo’s plot
- Some social media users were up in arms, but hundreds shared their admiration for the gogo
A social media post went viral as it detailed the story of an elderly lady that had no place to live and how she was helped.
The People do care Facebook group shared the post on Sunday, which highlighted the plight of Fury, an Afrikaner woman, who reached out to the group as she had no roof over her head.
Despite reaching out to all of their contacts, the group struggled to find her a place to live.
Eventually, a gogo from Soshanguve came to Fury’s rescue and offered her accommodation at her home.
Fury expressed her gratitude and complimented her host for her gracious assistance.
About a week ago, Fury was then blessed with building material by Zozo.
Zozo offer steel unit log homes and wendy houses.
The group then assisted Fury to build her new home in the gogo’s backyard.
The administrator of the group emphasised that people should not consider race as a criteria for helping those in need.
Briefly.co.za noted that the post received a strong reaction, but the majority of the comments were overwhelmingly positive.
Shirley Thoresson said, “We all bleed the same colour blood, feel the same heartache and pain, whatever colour our skin. Thank you to all who help their fellow man survive in this tough world of ours.”
Heleen Botha also commented in Afrikaans. Loosely translated, the comment read: “I recently saw a white lady smoking a cigarette while complaining to an elderly black woman that she had no money and was unable to afford a loaf of bread.
"The black woman searched through her bag and gave the woman some money and a loaf of bread. I was shocked at the generosity of the elderly black woman. When the black woman walked away, the white lady entered a gambling establishment to use the money. It bothered me so much that I complained to my husband on our way home.
"He immediately turned the car around and we searched all over to find the generous black woman. We eventually tracked her down, gave her some of our money and told her what a good woman she is. Just wanted to share with you all.”
Marieta Grundling responded, “Charity and hunger does not have a colour. Good for you to recognise that any person may sometimes need help, irrespective of race or skin colour.”
Natasha Gouws said, “Ek wil sommer vloek op fb. F ALMAL wat k*k het om te se. Wag ek moet in Engels tik. These people who have an egg to lay about what and how you help people. What do they do to help other? Ruth keep doing what you are doing, some of us have experienced first-hand what you and your family do. Hoop daai mense kry sommer n kramp in hulle holle.”
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