- BI Phakathi once again blessed a stranger, proving Ubuntu is alive in Mzansi
- The social media influencer saw a man crying in what appears to be a shopping centre
- He heard the man's heart-wrenching story and decided to help him
On several occasions, Briefly.co.za reported on the generosity of BI Phakathi. Now, he once again had South Africans reaching for the tissues.
Phakathi stumbled on a man who was crying in what appears to be a shopping centre. Because of his kind nature, the Good Samaritan asked the man what was wrong.
The man told Phakathi that he needed R120 to get his temporary ID from Home Affairs in order to land a job.
The desperate man was not begging for money and he even says he's willing to work for it. He explains he needs the ID to start training for the job.
Sobbing, the man tells Phakathi his sister is the breadwinner but she gave birth and was placed on unpaid maternity leave.
He wanted to help his family but no one would give him a shot. Phakathi ended up giving the visibly thankful man more than enough money for his temporary ID and he bought him food.
The man thanked Phakathi, even giving him his cellphone number to give an update on the ID as proof that he did not misuse the generosity.
The video gathered more than 1.1 million views and warmed the hearts of people across the globe.
Gideon Ndapewa Wilka commented:
"You are such a blessing to many."
Consolata Wabiu added:
"You were God-sent Phakathi to this gentleman. Be blessed and continue putting a smile to many people who need help out there."
Leandi van der Berg wrote:
"This is wonderful. Bless you for changing so many lives. Won't you share your story with us sometime?"
Elsie Chinengo said:
"I could feel his pain and his gratitude. Angels do come in human form. When you see a man shedding tears for his family's welfare, you know he tried and failed. Thank you Phakathi."
Take a look at the video:
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