- A woman has shared an incredible story about kindness
- She shared how she ended up helping a stranger she met while running errands
- Social media users were impressed by the story which involved the kindness of many different people
A woman shared an amazing story about how a few kind strangers changed somebody's life.
Dan Shaw struck up a conversation with a stranger after noticing that she walked with a limp. She learnt that the woman was a domestic worker and living with a disability. Dan took it upon herself to take her to the doctor, who provided free assistance.
Dan Shaw met Mildred Magadure in Bryanston recently. She struck up a conversation when she noticed that Mildred was limping badly. She offered her a lift as they were headed in the same direction. When she asked the woman why she was limping, she revealed that her one leg was shorter than the other.
Mildred works as a domestic worker and spends long hours standing, and according to her, is often in a lot of pain
"I wanted to make it clear to her that she was completely worthy of wanting more in/for her life and that she was far greater than the opinion she held of herself."
Dan convinced Mildred to get proper walking shoes to help with her condition. A few weeks later, she took her to podiatrist in Bedfordview, Dr Warren Amler.
Dr Amler informed them that the soles generally cost around R5 000 but would give them a discount. Dan paid for the consultation and they went to purchase the shoes. The owner of the store, Craig, also gave them a discount on the shoes.
They returned to the podiatrist for 3D scans of Mildred's feet. He took the scans and assured them that the soles would be made before the weekend. The doctor then told them that he consulted with his partners and they decided to offer them the soles for free.
"The soles are being printed as we speak and I am just so grateful and proud to see that such beautiful spirits are shining brighter and brighter each day."
She thanked everyone who helped Mildred and herself during the process of getting her shoes and soles.
Social media users were touched by the beautiful story. Facebook user Queen Janet Marufu said:
"Wow, you went an extra mile to show kindness & humility... only God can reward you on this, it's a seed you have sown that will never be forgotten... bless you."
Patience Mavuso said:
"Thank you for what you did, that's beautiful."
Ntombi Jonas said:
"Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light." - Albert Schweitzer. Thank you Dan Shaw for reminding me to look beyond myself."
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