- South Africans were touched to see a hard-working couple who collect and recycle plastic to make ends meet
- Despite not having anything to eat, the pair remain positive and loyal to each other
- Well-known philathropist BI Phakathi encountered the couple and blessed them in a beautiful way
South Africans watched a Facebook video and the footage tugged at their heart strings as it shows a couple living in poverty.
The hard-working couple struggle to make ends meet and collect and recycle plastic to generate an income.
What stood out for social media users is the fact that the couple maintain their positive spirit and love for each other, despite the challenges they face.
Well-known philathropist BI Phakathi recently met the pair as they were carrying their collection container.
When asked how he can assist them, the husband's response is that Phakathi can bless them the way that he and God see fit.
After urging the couple to express their needs, Phakathi learns that they have no food in their home and he proceeds to them bless them with cash.
The grateful pair can't thank Phakathi enough and Briefly.co.za noted the amazing response to the video via Facebook.
Khadija Ndiaye responded, "You inspire me so i cook every Friday and go around goodwood and maitland and Kensington to give them food, I don't have much but at least i can cook one pot of warm food every Friday."
Kara Elliott commented, "This work is so hard I am so humbled by the recycling collectors, I have recently stopped and given them food and money. I love your videos they are very inspiring."
Vivienne Human added, "Your videos are so awesome, I have tears every time. I am a pensioner but you know what people, everyone can make a difference. I knit and donate.. feels good."
Esmo Role said, "Guess what! It's my first time watching your videos today and this morning! Then a guy who comes to the Dustin to collect some bottles came and I had nothing but two pieces of cakes and I took them and gave him and it felt so much better. Thank you for changing how I see things. You have a heart of Jesus."
Mari Potgieter added, "BI Phakathi, the day i can personally meet you and hug you would be such an honour. What an amazing soul you are xx."
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