- A man, Gudlinkomo Belele Simelane, has inspired South Africans with his kindness
- He revealed that he works as a picker at Coca Cola and received an R800 Christmas bonus
- Instead of spending the money on himself, Simelane plans to buy homeless people food
On Sunday, a man named Gudlinkomo Belele Simelane inspired the members of the #ImStaying group on Facebook.
Simelane revealed he works at Coca Cola in Newcastle as a picker and was given a R800 bonus for Christmas.
In the spirit of giving, Simelane revealed he will use the money on Monday to buy food for homeless people and treat them to a picnic at trim park.
He wrote on Facebook:
"Today I'm getting paid. I'm not educated, I work as a picker at Coca Cola. With my extra bonus of R800 I planned to spend it with the poor guys living on the streets of Newcastle tomorrow. I will buy food and have a picnic with them at trim park. And after we done I'll give them R50 each. It's little but I'll be done with my wish. This group has changed me into a better person."
The post received more than 47 000 likes in just one day and South Africans were inspired by Simelane's act of kindness.
Elaine M. Watson commented:
"You make us all proud to be South African. Thank you and you will have a blessed Christmas."
Nomshado Brenda Manenje wrote:
"Blessed is the hand that gives my brother. God will bless you more because you share a little you have with those who are less fortunate."
Judy de Villiers said:
"What a lovely heart you got. May God bless you multiple times over and over for this good deed."
South Africans have shown off their giving spirit this festive season. Briefly.co.za previously reported on a lady who gave a waiter a 100% tip.
She took to Facebook to challenge other people to give more this Christmas.
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