- A woman has shared a story about her act of kindness recently
- She met an unemployed mother picking up cans for recycling and decided to help her
- She has committed to helping her collect cans monthly
A woman has shared a touching story about how she ended up helping an unemployed woman she met. Hlengiwe Dlamini took to social media to tell the story of meeting an unemployed mother with her son.
She was leaving a party at 11pm when she saw the mother and son picking up cans on the road. When she asked the mother what she was doing, she responded by saying that she was unemployed and had to make a living.
"I asked her never to take that boy with her at night any more, I'll take it upon myself to collect cans for them every day, on her son's behalf."
She gave the pair her address and started collecting cans immediately after.
"Sometimes people think I'm crazy for doing this, with my weave and Timberlands crushing cans after a party, I do it cause someone is getting bread out of this"
She has been collecting cans for the woman every day, helping her make R400 monthly.
"Lesson: You don't need to have millions to help the next person, there are sooo many ways to assist..."
The story was shared over 3 000 times on social media, with 24 000 reactions. Facebook user Bafikile Pat Mkwanazi said:
"Eish! You made me cry. Keep up the food work God will bless you."
"Amen to that. My 68-year-old mom is also collecting on behalf of others. May God bless you more."
Sandra Crowder said:
"You are an awesome human being."
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