- Last week, Monet van Deventer took to social media to share who a petrol attendant helped her get home safely by paying for her petrol
- His generosity made him a viral sensation and it sparked a chain reaction of kindness in SA
- Nkhosikho Mbele helped van Deventer with R100 and it resulted in R1 million in donations rolling in in less than a week
One small act of kindness resulted in a 28-year-old petrol attendant's life changing forever and donations of R1 million coming in in less than a week.
Nkhosikho Mbele helped van Deventer with R100 so that she could get home safely and his small act of kindness blew up in Mzansi - snowballing into something the petrol attendant could not have anticipated.
Van Deventer started a crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy because she wanted to help Mbele after he selflessly helped her.
Thus far, the crowdfunding campaign managed to raise more than R500 000 in less than a week. However, Mzansi had questions after it was revealed that the funds would not be paid into Mbele's bank account.
Briefly.co.za reported Mbele set the record straight, revealing he requested the funds not be paid into his account because of the dangerous area he lives in.
Aside from the R500 000 donated to him, Shell donated a further half a million Rand to a charity of his choice in his honour. This resulted in a total of R1 million donated because of Mbele's act of kindness.
However, Mzansi slammed Shell for trying to steal Mbele's spotlight with their donation. Mbele does not share social media users' views on Shell's donation, in fact, he is happy about it.
“I am happy that my efforts of helping others are being recognised and passed on to others who also need it the most," he said.
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