- A woman took to social media to share an inspiring story with Mzansi
- The lady detailed how a SAPS officer and two locals helped her daughter after an accident
- South Africans were inspired by the story and they hailed the officer a hero
On Thursday, a woman, Vivienne Fry, took to social media to share how a SAPS officer and two locals helped her daughter.
"This is why I love South Africa. My daughter had a bike accident in the Kalahari. This policeman, Constable Basson and two locals helped her after the accident," she started off the post.
A Dr Ian v.d. Merwe took her daughter to a hospital in Upington in his car. The doctor also bought her supplies for the night.
"The other, a gentleman called Rudi, helped to gather her bike and belongings and keep them safe at his place. Constable Basson phoned her in hospital last night to make sure she was okay and today, when he knocks off work, he and another policeman are giving her a lift back to her bike!" the post added.
Fry's daughter has since been discharged from the hospital and she has since been taken in by total strangers.
"We're always badmouthing our police force but I want to give a huge thank you to Constable Basson for going above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you Sir."
The story inspired social media users, who applauded the officer and two Samaritans for helping the lady.
Carol Richardson commented: "Great story - Love is all around us! Congrats to all the amazing people."
Vanessa Vilbro added: "I really needed to hear a Feel Good real life story about SA and the goodness in people as I am finding it extremely difficult today to be positive as I was scammed of R5000. 00 from the ATM earlier today. I have not stopped crying as I am unemployed. I always try to help others even people I do not know personally so this has really hit me hard. Strangely I have no ill feelings towards these thieves as I believe in God and I believe He will rectify the situation."
Rosemarie King wrote: "We have good hearted people in South Africa and that is what we must focus on. Let us all no matter your race be kind , smile to one another and have a caring heart can only get better."
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