Stranger pays for man's bus ride in chilly weather, inspires SA

Stranger pays for man's bus ride in chilly weather, inspires SA

- A man planned to take the Gautrain Bus on a chilly day

- However, he did not have enough money on his card

- A stranger heard about his dilemma and paid for his ride

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On Friday, Lesego Pooe shared how a small gesture can go a long way towards uniting South Africans.

Pooe shared how a kind stranger helped him on a cold day when he did not have enough money to pay for a bus ride.

The post read:

"After waiting 30 minutes for the Gautrain Bus in this morning's chilly weather, boom, my card doesn't have sufficient funds for the ride.
"This gentleman insisted to the driver that I use his card. I was too shy to ask for his picture given that he had just been generous in assisting me.
"Majority of us South Africans are good people who are willing to assist one another and for that reason #ImStaying."
Stranger pays for man's bus ride in chilly weather, inspires SA

Stranger pays for man's bus ride in chilly weather, inspires SA. Photo credits: Lesego Pooe/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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The post touched the hearts of South Africans and we took a look at some of the comments it gathered:

Lucky Mabiletsa commented: "Yes sir, it happens in life. Help always come from least expected. But we are in this together. We are Msanzi."
David Barnard added: "There are many 'Stayers' out there who haven't joined us yet who display love, generosity, care. They gather with us so they belong to us."
Mantokozo Nhlapo wrote: "May he stay blessed forever and may it be your last day of insufficient funds."
Kgomotso Tsele said: "Walking angels I regard them indeed."

In another feel-good story, Briefly.co.za reported a waiter was given a R5 000 tip from a happy couple on holiday.

Instead of keeping all the money to himself, he split it with the rest of the team.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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