- A generous businessman has opened his supermarket to the poor
- He handed out food parcels to those in need
- South Africans praised the hero and wish that more people in power would help
A generous supermarket owner has opened his doors and his heart to South Africans. He handed out food parcels to those who are less fortunate.
Briefly.co.za learned that Theo Mjezu uploaded a post to Facebook praising the supermarket owner, Shimon, who helped those less fortunate. He did not ask any questions, didn't care where the people came from, what colour they were, just that they needed help:
"He is one of the good guys."
He wished that more people in positions of power had the same kindness in their hearts.
"Only if the people in power had such kindness in their hearts this pandemic would be a walk in the park for the citizens who've been hit hard by this pandemic."
Facebook users had only praise for the efforts of Shimon:
Chacha Sipi: "May you and your family live long and healthy."
Maserame Mokgathi: "God bless him abundantly."
Lizzie Webster: "Double portion of blessings. What you sow you will reap. He sow a lot!"
Bodigelo Mogatwe: "He is quiet a generous human being....God sees such generosity and will bless him somehow."
Anne Honey: "What an incredible human being."
Elaine Kool Truly: "My heart has swelled with pride during these last few weeks, such incredible people in our country."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a social media user, Lebogang Dilocotlhe, took to Facebook to share the inspiring story of a spaza shop owner with a similar name, Simon.
Dilocotlhe revealed in his post that Simon, who owns a shop in a township, gave 70 loafs of bread to the community members to help with the lockdown due to the coronavirus.
His post read:
"His name is Simon and he runs a spaza shop in Ga-Rankuwa Zone 2, this morning he gave back 70 loafs of bread to the surrounding community, helping them out through this difficult time of Covid-19. Hope he will inspire those who can give back to do the same for their communities."
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