- A grateful man took to social media to share the unbelievable way in which he first lost, then retrieved his vehicle
- Craig Barrowman revealed that he forgot his keys inside his car door and discovered it had been “stolen” upon his return
- When he reported the incident at the local police station, he was informed that 2 strangers saw his keys in his car then drove the car to the police station to hand it in
With all the doom and gloom circulating within the South African media of late, it was refreshing to come across a story that embodied the spirit of Ubuntu.
A man was so blown away by the kindness of two strangers that he took to social media to share his experience.
Craig Barrowman parked his car on a busy road in Cape Town and left his vehicle.
After a few hours away, Barrowman realised that he had forgotten his keys in his car door.
With the high crime rate, Barrowman immediately realised the danger and rushed back to his vehicle, but discovered that it had been stolen.
He immediately went to the nearest police station to report the incident, but was then informed that his car had been brought in.
To his astonishment, two strangers saw the key and feared that it would attract criminals.
The two men initially requested help from others, but were shunned as passers-by became suspicious.
Determined to do the right thing, the men then proceeded to drive the car to the police station so that the owner could reclaim it.
Ironically, the police officers were in such disbelief that they threatened to arrest the two men.
Barrowman found the news hard to believe as well when the officer informed him.
He was so blown away by the men’s kindness that he traced them and expressed his gratitude.
Briefly.co.za noted the positive reaction to Barrowman’s Facebook post as more than 500 people liked the story.
Lucinda Liebenberg commented, “Indeed a feelgood story.!! There is so much negative out there and we should all be spreading the positive that still happens. Viva to honesty.”
Ronnie Gotkin said, “That is heart-warming....they took a huge risk...if anyone had seen them driving the car, they would have assumed it was being stolen and they could have been arrested.”
Sue Avery Gie added, “Thank you for doing the right thing Lehlohonolo. I hope you see the posts of your wonderful deed.”
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