- A man saw people stranded on the side of the road after a bus burnt out
- Leon Brand wanted to help the passengers, who he found out were hungry
- Brand phoned Debonairs Pizza and the fast-food restaurant donated food to the passengers
On Wednesday, Briefly.co.za reported a bus carrying passengers burst into flames on the N1 Highway just after William Nicol Drive in Johannesburg. It was carrying 44 passengers and most of them were women and children.
A man, Leon Brand, came across the scene and he immediately wanted to help. Taking to Facebook, Brand detailed what happened it inspired social media users.
He started off:
"I know everyone was so frustrated this morning with traffic on the N1 in Joburg, so was I until I saw the poor passengers sitting next to the highway watching and waiting to see if they have anything left after their bus caught fire."
Brand said he stopped to find out if he could help with anything and found out the passengers on the bus were hungry.
"I stopped and asked if there was anything I could do. The fire marshall said that they are hungry and need water. I phoned around and Debonairs Pizza immediately offered to donate some pizzas and water. The smiles I saw when those 5 delivery bikes arrived was just so heartwarming."
The story quickly went viral and South Africans were inspired by it.
Mpumy Mashumi commented:
"The love we have for each other in South Africa though. So heart warming. God bless you."
Winnie Zinyawu wrote:
"God bless you guys. You are amazing, that's caring and love."
Sithobekile Sthoe Ndlovu added:
"You are an amazing soul, may the good Lord shower you with everlasting blessing and fulfil every wish of yours."
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