- A woman has shared a story about how kindness got her through a difficult time
- Her neighbour helped clean her yard ahead of the funeral after she lost her husband
- Social media users were touched by the kind act
A woman shared a wonderful story of Ubuntu and how her neighbour helped her. A day before the woman's husband's funeral, her neighbour and gardener took it upon themselves to clean her yard. The surprised widow didn't understand, but in accordance with Nguni tradition, a neighbour is driven to help or contribute in some way in times of death.
Denise Norman shared her story on the 'ImStaying' group on Facebook. Her neighbour, Lumka Rala, and her gardener cleaned the pavement around the perimeter of the property.
"They worked the entire day. We have been neighbours for 19 years."
She thanked the woman and all who contributed to making the grieving period easier. Social media users were impressed by the act of selflessness from Lumka. Facebook user Marianne Cilliers said:
Carel Pieter Du Preez said:
"This is so lovely."
Judith Wilson said:
"Wow and hope this lessened the pain."
Denver Roderik Nunn said:
"Condolences to you and your loved ones."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that a photo shared on social media perfectly visualised the concept of Ubuntu. Two men were spotted sharing a meal while at work recently. The simple but kind gesture left many feeling unified.
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