- A woman saw a homeless man on the street and decided to talk to him
- After hearing the 25-year-old's story, she decided to help him
- Her kindness spread across social media and Mzansi praised her for helping him
A woman, Kuda Chigariro, took to social media to plead with South Africans to help a homeless man.
Taking to her Facebook account, Chigariro detailed how she came across the young man and how his story touched her heart.
Chigariro revealed she had been driving past the young man and his friend for quite a time and two years ago she tried to help them, but it was not the time.
"Today, he was standing at the traffic lights on Beyers/N by Impala. I made small talk asked after his friend who had “disappeared” the last time I saw him. He then told me he had gone to rehab in Potchefstroom. While the traffic light was red, he managed to tell me enough for me to make a U-turn and park," she wrote.
The young man's name is Jonathan Prinsloo. Briefly.co.za learned the 25-year-old has been homeless for about eight years now and he has not spoken to his family in half a decade.
"He has been sober for some months now, but has no idea how to save enough to get home. He is not sure if his parents are still there, and there is obviously an emotional battle too. The contact numbers he had for his family do not work," she said.
Chigariro said his dad's name is David and his mom is Olga Prinsloo. She added Prinsloo also had a sister, Olga Pretorius, who lived in Potchefstroom the last time he spoke to them.
"He would love to be re-united with his family. If anyone has information, please contact his parent/family. Please share to your groups and profiles, anything anyone can do to #GetJonathanPrinslooHome," she ended the post.
South Africans were in awe of Chigariro's kind act and they applauded her in the comment section.
Tammy Nelson commented: "Kuda you are an inspiring young woman. I plan to do this a lot more with the people we see at various intersections... Black and white alike..."
Annelle Marx Venter added: "Wow Kuda Chigariro you are an inspiration. You gave us answers to our questions and I must say he has the most beautiful blue eyes - open face!!!! Please let us know the happy ending!!!!"
Alet Engelbrecht de Swardt wrote: "Thank you Kudo for taking the time to help this young man. You give me hope for our country."
Andrea Faye Davidson said: "Thank you Kuda! You are indeed a beautiful person!"
Carmen Tina Schnider commented: "Kuda you are an inspiration. Tell us if it works out with his sister. Otherwise, you could start a go fund me and we all make a small donation so we can get him a train ticket to Potch."
For more information on how to assist Chigariro in helping the man, contact her on 063 864 8168 or 079 551 5115.
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