Briefly readers applaud lady for spending birthday with the homeless

Briefly readers applaud lady for spending birthday with the homeless

Briefly readers' hearts were warmed by a Cape Town woman who decided to spend her birthday with homeless people, treating them to some nice food and loving vibes. Her kind act inspired many South Africans.

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Nokubonga Blom works with Homeless Voices, an organisation that reaches out to homeless people in Cape Town, but that's not what grabbed people's attention.

She knows about the pain and struggles these people face every day and that's likely what motivated her to spend her birthday with them.

Nokubonga promised the homeless folks that she would celebrate her birthday with them, and she honoured her word, as reported on by

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Her brother was proud to share what his sister had done.

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The birthday girl told YOU that she wanted to keep her promise to the homeless people because she knows how much they've been disappointed in the past.

"I told them the last Saturday that it’s my birthday and I wanted to celebrate it with them. And if you promise them something, it’s so important to fulfil it – not just for yourself but for them as well because they’ve been so disappointed in the past."

While some people weren't happy about the photos taken, most were touched by what Nokubonga did, saying she did a beautiful thing.

Check out what some of Briefly's readers had to say:

Zina Oliver Meintjes - What a wonderful selfless gesture! May the Lord open many doors for you as you use your generosity to make the world a better place. Happy birthday!

Charlene Khensi Khosa - U could have celebrated with family or known friends but u choose the homeless God bless ur beautiful heart taking pictures will aasist others to do good

Moline Nyamukondiwa - Whether done in good faith or not ...but one thing i am sure of she shared a meal with the hungry...may God bless u ..and may God raise more like u .

Kay Mohapi - If she didn't take a pic I would not know that there are this kind of young people with such great hearts, wat she did for this people is good, hunger is real and I'm glad she took the pic, I feel so inspired

Nomakhosi Mahlangu - She touched some people's hearts. People will never forget how you made them feel..

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