- A good Samaritan, BI Phakathi, helped a man who had lost his job due to Covid-19 and the lockdown
- The man revealed that he has a daughter and is desperate for work to take care of her
- Phakathi ending up giving him a lift and over R1 000 to ease their desperation
A good Samaritan, BI Phakathi, noticed a man walking on the road and asked him where he was going and if he needed anything. The man, Mario, replied that he was walking to Pretoria West. BI wanted to know if he needed a lift and gave him some money, which Mario gratefully accepted.
He then asked him if he was working and Mario shared his story with him. He revealed that he had been working as a security guard until Covid-19 caused the lockdown and he lost his job.
Since then he has been out of work and struggling to support his family, he reveals that it had been two days since he had last eaten.
Briefly.co.za that the Good Samaritan then offers Mario R100 and asks if he is looking for security work, and he then gives him more money, R900 in total. He asks Mario what he was going to buy.
He replied, milk, bread, and cornflakes for his daughter, she loves them. He ended up offering him a lift and giving him another R200.
The story was posted to Facebook by BI Phakathi.
Facebook users were blown away by his generosity:
Chelle Love: "Such a humbling experience to witness the beautiful display of love and kindness."
Sebuang Jewit: "What a coincidence our God sent an angel came across a helpless man having lost a job as security during coronavirus... luckily he encountered an unknown stranger who manages to pacify his anger and patience. Only God knows what His servants are doing for the sake of assisting every mankind who are in need of emergency assistance. May God bless your kindness eternally."
Beth Thornton: "Love you B!!! Good man Mario knows the most important thing is answering to God one day for us all❤️ Ty for giving him his normal salary (I believe he said he made 1200 not sure if it was a week or month) never the less, you gave him some room to get back on his feet. Amen God is great and you are AWESOME"
Albert Simona: "You are a truly a blessing to your family and the world at large. All I see in you is loving-kindness for all regardless of their religion, race and the country one is coming from. Jesus is the Lord. I pray that one day I will meet you. Stay blessed."
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