- The spirit of Ubuntu was on display as a community united to help a stranger in need
- A man got stuck with his bakkie in a deep ditch and had no way of removing the vehicle
- A small group of onlookers went the extra mile to assist him and the story went viral via social media
Ruan Celliers was faced with a huge dilemma recently while driving his bakkie down a dirt road.
After hitting a bump in the road, he ended up in a deep ditch with no way of getting out.
With the rear wheels in mid air and the front stuck, there was no way of gaining traction to power out of the desperate situation.
Ruan was stumped and ran out of ideas to solve the problem, when a passer-by stopped and asked if he required assistance.
Within five minutes the man returned with an "entire community" to assist Ruan.
The children combined with their mothers to sit at the back of the vehicle, while the men struggled at the front.
After working in unison, the group manage to remove the bakkie and save the day.
Ruan was blown away by the compassion and care shown by strangers to help him in his hour of need.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Ruan shared his appreciation for his fellow South Africans by posting the story in the #ImStaying Facebook group.
Incredibly, the post has attracted 12 000 likes and more than 700 comments within a day.
Moyra Elizabeth Woodward asked,
"How incredible is this? Proves again that we are one people - one country - one dream. Bless all those involved."
Martinho Fernandes hit the nail on the head when he said,
"They can try to divide us but Ubuntu will win."
Roxzanne Monique Van Wyk added:
"I love this what beautiful moments to capture. One love one nation."
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