- An 88-year-old homeless man named John found himself in a desperate situation as his shelter was inadequate and rain started pouring
- John is blind as well, but Kirsten Legg came across him and opened her heart and home to the stranger
- In an inspirational social media post, Kirsten revealed that John has been living with her and her family for more than a week and encouraged other South Africans to do the same
An 88-year-old homeless man named John has been forced to fend for himself on the streets of Hurlingham in Johannesburg.
To add to the challenge, John is blind, but managed to build a shelter behind an electrical box on a street corner.
However, his plight worsened when the rain poured down and he had nowhere to go.
Fortunately, a Good Samaritan was placed on his path, in the form of Kirsten Legg.
Touched by John's desperate situation, she opened the doors of her home and offered him a place to stay during the stormy weather.
More than a week has since passed and John still finds himself living with Kirsten and her family in their guest bedroom.
In a bid to inspire others, Kirsten took to social media to spread the message of love and compassion.
Via the #ImStaying Facebook group, Kirsten called on her fellow South Africans to follow her example and help those in need.
Briefly.co.za gathered the story had a huge impact as the post went viral with thousands of likes and comments.
Mona Bierman felt the level of compassion was supernatural:
"There are angels amongst us."
Tanya Botha called for everyone to be rewarded:
"May God bless you, your family, him and your home."
Nomvula Xaba heaped praise on the kind family:
"You are an Angel, God bless your home your kids and your wonderful heart, may all your wishes be fulfilled in Jesus' name ,amen."
Mangi Nanto Nzima felt the story epitomised Mzansi and the spirit of Ubuntu:
"May the Lord bless you abundantly with your family. This is UBUNTU. Wish every one has the same heart like yours. Your kindness is incredible. Blessing to you all again."
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