- The young boy who stopped his mom's car to help a informal recycler has received an award
- After going viral on social media, the boy has inspired many
- His act has led to many South Africans doing their part to help recyclers as well
James Hefer was hailed a hero after helping an informal recycler push his heavy trolley up a hill. His small but meaningful gesture has earned him an award as the Good Things Guy SPAR Hero of the Week.
This great honour comes with a voucher from SPAR for the hero to spend as they wish. According to GoodThingsGuy.com, James decided to trade it with his mom, asking her for the cash value so he could instead give it to the recyclers he meets.
Briefly.co.za reported that the 10-year-old boy recently asked his mother to stop the car so that he could help an informal recycler struggling to push his cart up the road. His act of kindness was shared by his mother on social media. James Hefer left his mother speechless when he performed a random act of kindness on the way to school. It was bin day and the informal recyclers were out on the roads collecting all their recyclables.
James has shone a light on the plight of informal recyclers. He has inspired South Africans to help where they can. These hard-working men and women work tirelessly to collect recyclables from our bins every day. They sell the recyclables to buy-back centres, and although they do not earn much, it's an honest living.
More and more South Africans are taking up the fight on behalf of informal recyclers. We can help them make their job easier by separating and cleaning our recyclables. Thereafter, place them in clear bags and leave them on top of the bin.
Old clothes can also be added to bags as they can be used by the recyclers who often work in cold conditions. It is important to be patient when driving near them; they are doing all they can to get home as quickly and safely as possible.
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