- Woman shares story of a taxi driver's act of kindness
- He let all his passengers ride for free for Mandela Day
- Mzansi had trouble believing the story
A woman has shared a story of how a taxi driver let all his passengers ride for free in the spirit of Nelson Mandela yesterday. He said that this was his contribution to 67 minutes of giving back.
Twitter user Slindo M took to social media to share her second hand account of the experience:
"My colleague was in a taxi this morning & the taxi driver asked them not to pay today.... he said that was his contribution to 67 minutes for Mandela. When she told me the story, I got ready eyed. God bless that taxi driver"
Mzansi social media users were divided in their reactions. Some were skeptical about where or not the story was true, while others were left impressed by the kind gesture. Twitter user SalizwaNongauza said:
"I've had taxi drivers khapha me to my house when it's late instead of dropping at the stop, or waiting until someone opens for you, or drop you home when taxis are finished and he was on his way home, one even helped me look for an address when I was lost. Good people"
While Ndavher said:
"I was waiting for a disclaimer at the end saying: "This is not a true story". Wow, amazing"
"What a story...This is a good story to be told..."
"Lol...I don't believe this story. However, I know one who offered us sweets in the spirit of Christmas. I can't foresee a driver foregoing imali ye load"
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported that Jacaranda FM supported the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital for Mandela Day. The two-year-old facility is in need of public funding in order to perform operations on children from disadvantaged families.
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