- Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi was delivering food parcels in Joe Slovo township in Cape Town
- One of the residents offered him a bowl of food and the way he graciously accepted the offer blew everyone away
- An iconic image of the moment was shared and has gone viral via social media
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Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi has made a name for himself on the rugby pitch with his heroic and hard-hitting performances.
Off the field, Kolisi is fast earning a reputation for his humility, kindness and generosity.
The Rugby World Cup winner regularly gives back to the less fortunate through his Siya Kolisi Foundation and recently visited the informal settlement of Joe Slovo in Cape Town.
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Kolisi and his team were delivering food parcels to the impoverished community when one of the residents offered him a bowl of food.
Rather than refuse the offer or pretend and stash the food away, Kolisi warmly embraced it and enjoyed the meal right there.
An iconic photo of the Bok captain sitting down on the ground to eat was captured and went viral via social media.
Andile Human shared the below post via Facebook.
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Briefly.co.za also noted that Mpho Nkuli Dube was so touched by the news that she decided to share it via the #ImStaying Facebook group.
More than 20 000 people have already liked the post and it's attracted more than 1 000 comments.
Slie Thabisa Ngcobo said,
"What an inspiration you are Siya."
Robyn Kirk added,
"So much respect for him and his wife. They're inspirational."
Christian Botha responded,
"You know out off all the springbok captains that has ever been before siya has the most respect from me as a person he has done in short while so much for sports the poor and this country more than a lot of people in high places couldn't even acheive in their lifetime #max #respect #imstaying."
Ntombi KaNesh Nhinhise Ematolweni said,
"What we call humanity and respect❤that food made with love."
Previously, Briefly.co.za also reported that Kolisi and his Springbok teammate Herschel Jantjies have joined forces off the field.
The flank and scrumhalf are working together to overcome challenges faced by their communities.
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