- A couple was left stranded with a flat tyre when a group of farm workers decided to help them
- A fitment centre donated a good second-hand tyre because the man could not afford a new one
- The story was shared on social media and it inspired South Africans
Retired electrician, Steyn Pretorius, and Alta Pretorius were stuck on the side of the road with a flat tyre. To make matters worse they had no tools or spare and the nearest help was 75km away.
According to Facebook page Positive Relationships in SA, a farmer drove past with his foreman, Trompie, who wanted to help the couple.
Trompie and his farm workers stopped to help the couple but they had no tools or a spare tyre to use and the kind farm workers' wheel spanner did not fit.
"Trompie went from door to door to ask for a proper wheel spanner. He found a stranger Jantjies who trusted him with one," the farmer explained.
They took the torn tyre to a nearby fitment centre - which donated a good second-hand tyre because Pretorius did not have money to buy a new one.
After the workers finished changing the tyre, the couple could continue on their journey - they gave each farm worker a piece of 'droë wors' and drove to the fitment centre to thank them.
Briefly.co.za gathered the farm workers even stayed to clean up the area.
In a video, Pretorius explained how an act of kindness always comes back to you. He revealed his father once helped someone who ran out of petrol and then seven years later, his good deed came back to him.
South Africans were inspired by the story and they applauded the farm workers online.
Natalie van der Merwe commented: "You know what... We live in the best country in the entire world... Gotta love SA and her people... Well played all."
Rosien Keyser added: "Totally in love with being a South African! So proud of them! HATS OFF and lots of blessings."
David Mahlangu wrote: "Well done to those who helped. A good story to tell indeed."
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