Briefly.co.za asked readers to share their interactions with strangers that made them believe that good people exist in South Africa. Some of the responses were truly inspirational.
It can be quite challenging trying to block out negativity in the world we live in.
We read and hear about people doing bad things in the media and often encounter negative experiences with people that cross our paths.
However, every so often, we all come across that special person that changes our perception and reinforces the belief that good people exist in this world.
With this in mind, Briefly.co.za asked our readers to share these positive experiences they’ve had with strangers.
Briefly.co.za shared the post via Facebook on Wednesday and some inspirational stories were shared.
Maria Wendy Gysman said, “My card didn't come out of the ATM and this woman and her husband offered to buy what I needed in the store.”
Jabi Drake added: “I was robbed and I had no money to take a taxi back home from pretoria to Benoni and I a stranger helped me get home am for ever grateful hope I can see u someday again just to thank u.”
Mazulu BG commented: “I was 27 yrs old with a 5 months old baby and crying not even aware of people around after the funeral of my husband who had collapsed and died at 32.
“I was unemployed but fully trained for my profession. In my province it was difficult to be hired without connections no matter your education. A lady that I didn't know came and tapped on my shoulders and told me to stop crying so much and prepare to start working the following month. She left me with forms to fill. True to her words I started working at a government centre until when I resigned after more than 2 decades.”
Bhekani Zuma said, “I arrived 3am in pietermaritzburg a lady who sat next to me in the bus asked if where was I going I said I'll wait for sunrise then take taxi to ladysmith.
“She took me to her home and informed her mother about me. They let me slept on a couch. In the morning they gave me breakfast let me wash and she accompanied me to a taxi rank. Her name was Maleti from sobantu. I never saw her again since.”
Last, but certainly not least.
Fikile Cynthia Zungu commented: “Admin you are that stranger for me who has helped me a lot. I asked you to advertise my cooking page and my story with a fee but you just did it for me without any fees because you wanted my story to be heard ...I still thank you till today ...Ubuntu. #cookingwithfikz”
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