- A man proved that a disability doesn't hold you back if you have the will to succeed
- A photo surfaced online showing the wheelchair-bound man building a house
- While some applauded his 'can do' attitude, others felt he was risking his life
A photo showing a man in a wheelchair building what appears to be a house sparked a debate on social media.
Twitter account Man's Not Barry Roux shared the image on the social media platform on Thursday and simply captioned it: "Leadership 101."
The image shows the man in his wheelchair on top of a makeshift scaffold and he appears to be building the walls of a house.
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Some agreed with Man's Not Barry Roux, applauding the man for not letting his disability keep him from performing tasks some would have thought impossible in his situation.
Twitter user, @JohnTheGospel3, wrote:
"If I can just get 5% of his 'can do attitude', I'll be a billionaire."
Others wanted to know how the man got up on the scaffold and some felt he was risking his life. One social media user even blamed the ANC, adding if they had built the man a house he would not be risking an injury doing it himself.
Social media user, @PrincoStoffer, wrote:
"Our crippled are isolated in this society and @MYANC is doing the best to keep it that way, why not build RDP for them if they can't shelter themselves."
The man in the photo is not the only one taking matters into his own hands. Briefly.co.za previously reported on an 80-year-old gogo who was photographed fixing gravel roads ahead of going to church.
A man, Abongile Bhele, shared the touching photo of an elderly lady who used her own time to fix the roads. Bhele revealed the gogo was 80 years old but it didn't stop her from trying to make the community she lives in a better place.
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