- A heartbreaking video has been shared via social media, which shows the plight of a helpless family struggling to keep a roof over their heads
- A Good Samaritan meets them and generously buys them a meal and some extras as well
- Social media users became emotional after seeing the footage and praised the man for his kindness
It’s easy to get carried away with one’s own problems and the challenges we face.
It’s easy to forget that many people in our country find themselves in situations much more desperate than our own.
A video recently shared via Facebook served as an eye-opener to many as it showed the plight of a family living in Gauteng.
Bi Phakathi shared the video via his Facebook page on Friday and it shows his interaction with a homeless family outside of a shopping centre.
Phakathi approaches the young man, named Craig, and enquires about the situation he finds himself in.
Craig reveals that he and his wife have no money and that they’re desperate to find employment.
Phakathi informs him that he’s unable to offer them jobs, but is able to buy them a meal.
He proceeds to purchase a family meal at a fast food franchise where he continues to engage with the couple and their baby boy.
As Craig and his wife, Maryke, share their story with Phakathi, it’s hard not to be moved by the situation.
Clearly touched by the family, Phakathi offers them R300 to assist with their accommodation.
It’s almost unthinkable that the young family were forced to sleep on the streets for a few nights as they were unable to settle the shelter fee of R30 per person.
Phakathi promises them clothing and meets up with them the next day to deliver.
At times, it can be hard to sense authenticity and gratitude, but it seems to be bouncing off the screen as the couple continuously thank their knight in shining armour.
Briefly.co.za noted the public reaction and many were moved to tears.
Bianca Vd Merwe said, “Today is the day. Me and some friends is going to give back. Thank you so much because of what you do i am a better person. God bless you and your family.”
Chrissie Nel added: “Tears of happiness on my face, you are indescribable BI, the best man with the greatest heart i have ever known. God will never leave your side. What a blessing you are to people, i am very thankful for you, very! Have a super nice day B.”
Sandile Hlakaniphani Thabethe said, “May God bless you in abundance my brother (B.I.Phakathi),you're such an amazing and inspirational person.”
Talby Cloete commented: “You are an amazing man I hope that you are blessed for all the kind hearted things you do I truly believe that God is working through you.”
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