- A kindhearted woman and her sons filled envelopes with cash and handed them to random street vendors
- The mother's rationale was that the vendors would not be earning any income during the nationwide lockdown
- News of the good deed went viral and she challenged others to follow suit
A kind young woman displayed the power of Ubuntu during a truly challenging time.
On the eve of the nationwide lockdown imposed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Kelly Andriés empathised with those most affect.
Kelly realised that many street vendors would not be able to generate an income during the 21-day period and most lack the capital to survive.
Along with her two sons, Kelly filled envelopes with cash and the trio randomly handed them out to informal traders and labourers.
The responsible mother added that the envelopes were passed with sanitised hands.
News of Kelly and her sons' exploits was shared via the #ImStaying Facebook group and went viral.
Jenny Mun-Gavin said,
"Well done Kelly for teaching your boys to be HIS “hands and feet “ -a beautiful gesture."
Heather Lyn Maxwell added,
"Well done Kells for actively changing the lives of others."
Vicky Torrente admired the values instilled in the two boys:
"Wonderful lesson you have taught your children. Respect."
In related news, Media personality Somizi Mhlongo did his bit as well to assist a street vendor ahead of the lockdown.
Briefly.co.za reported that Somizi came to the party by purchasing the vendor's entire stock.
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