- A man, Raynardo Van Der Heever, shared an inspiring story about a taxi driver
- He detailed how the driver helped an unemployed young man
- The taxi driver shared words of encouragement with the young man and even gave him money
A man, Raynardo Van Der Heever, posted an inspiring story to Sawubona South Africa's Facebook page that proves not all taxi drivers are bad.
Van Der Heever detailed how a young man, who has been unemployed since graduating VUT, came up R2 short on his taxi fare.
However, the taxi driver allowed the young man to get in and he asked him a couple of questions.
"The driver asks him where he's going and he says he's going to his first ever job interview," Van Der Heever wrote in his post.
The taxi driver told the young man not to pay the entire fare amount because he won't have enough money to get back home.
He then gave the young man R10 and some words of encouragement - which not only inspired Van Der Heever, but other South Africans as well.
He said to him:
"Ungaphel'umoya, mfanakithi. Ungafani nalabafana basekasi ababem'inyaope.(Don't give up, brother, and don't become one of those young boys in the township who smoke nyaope.)"
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported on another kind taxi driver who spent three hours helping to fix a stranger’s car.
Zama Mthembu took to social media this week to share a touching story with Mzansi, about how a stranger’s kindness got her and her mother out of a tricky situation.
The man who helped was a taxi driver from Benoni named Musawenkosi Maseko and he took three and a half hours out of his day just to help Zama with her car, even though he did not know her or her mom and it was drizzling.
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