- A man stumbled upon a stranger's wallet and it was filled with cash and cards
- Instead of claiming it as his own, he made a concerted effort to trace the rightful owner
- News of the honest deed was shared and went viral via social media
Bongani Hadebe stumbled upon the wallet of a stranger recently and discovered that it was filled to the brim.
The wallet contained cash, various clothing and bank cards, as well as a smart card.
With no one else in sight, many people may have been tempted to claim the small treasure as their own.
However, Bongani proved to be a man of honour as he went the extra mile to trace the details of the rightful owner.
Bongani explained that the wallet belonged to a man who was travelling from KwaZulu Natal to Gauteng and that the pair would meet up in Ermelo so that Bongani could return it.
Bongani was so excited about how well things went that he decided to share his story in the #ImStaying Facebook group on Thursday.
Briefly.co.za noted how his post inspired others as it attracted in excess of 5 000 comments.
Tshepi Mabel Ngcanga revealed what Bongani's actions meant to him,
"U know what Bongs, U make me love this group more. South Africans have been waiting for a group like this for too long. People with Positive mind Positive Attitude.U know we now breath Fresh Air.Positive Positive and Positive. Thanks a million times #im staying."
Nomsa Nomsa heaped praise on the young man:
"You are our STAR and we love you from the moon and back."
Barbara Allan felt that he epitomised the spirit of Ubuntu:
"Thank you for being an awesome South African."
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