- A woman posted a touching story about Ubuntu on social media recently
- When she discovered that the man she gave lifts to for three years had passed away, she set out to look for his wife
- She met up with her in a heartwarming moment
A woman shared a heartwarming story about how she bumped into the wife of a man she helped three years ago. After she stopped seeing him, she decided to go to his work place to find. Her world was shattered when she learnt that he had passed away after a violent mugging. The woman's story of Ubuntu left many inspired even though it took a sad turn.
Cindy Poluta took to Twitter to share her story. Three years ago, she bumped into a man walking in the cold on a winter morning.
"I opened the window and offered him a lift. Every morning I would drop him on Jan Smuts. I would turn left to go to work and he would walk up into Rosebank towards the hotel"
The pair would chat about different things like soccer and the weather. His name was Alfred.
"I had a vague idea where he lived as I once bumped into him at the local Spar, and on days when it was pouring I'd adjust my route to try pick him up earlier"
He learned the man had a grandson and his wife was a domestic worker while his daughter lived in Soweto.
"Our first December, on my last day of work before he jumped out the car he gave me a Christmas gift"
He gave her six drinking glasses and a letter of gratitude.
The woman had not seen him in the last two weeks and his phone was off. She finally decided to go to his work place to look for him.
Unfortunately, she learned that he had been mugged and stabbed in Soweto.
The shattered woman did not know what to do and thought about trying to find his wife. After sharing her story, Cindy was able to find Alfred's wife Aggi.
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