- A kind woman, Suzaan Smith, had her #ImStaying moment recently
- Smith detailed how she helped an elderly man who could not afford to pay for his medicine at a pharmacy
- Her story inspired thousands of South Africans, who were touched by Smith's simple act of kindness
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A student, Suzaan Smith, has warmed the hearts of thousands of South Africans with her small act of kindness. Smith saw an elderly man at a pharmacy and she overheard the cashier telling him he does not have enough money to pay his bill.
Instead of turning a blind eye to the man's dilemma, Smith opened her heart and wallet to him. She paid the full R60 for his medicine.
The young lady then decided to share her experience on the #ImStaying group and her post went viral.
Her post read:
"I was at the pharmacy wondering why the queue isn't moving until I stepped to the front to find out the cashier was counting lots of coins and kept saying to the old man. "Jou geld kort nog met ń R60 (your money short R60)". To my mind I thought she meant R16 (lol Afrikaans neh). I took out the R20 and gave it to the old man and he said, "Thank you my child."
"The cashier said again "Oupa ek dink jy moet die medikasie terug vat want jy kort nog steeds R40 (you're still short R40, it's best if you return the medication)". Shame I couldn't bear the disappointment on the old man's face. You could see through his eyes that he needed that medication. Again I took R40 out and he was so happy he couldn't stop showering me with countless blessings.
"I did not have enough as I am a student but for that I told myself that I might be saving someone's life here and for that #ImStaying"
Speaking to Briefly.co.za, Smith said she was moved by the emotion on the elderly man's face. She was quoted:
"I helped the old man because I could not bear the disappointment in his eyes and I couldn't let him leave the pharmacy without his medication. 'Medication is life' - I guess letting him leave without his medication would have been a regret to live with for the rest of my life."
Smith added that the grateful madala showered her with words of blessing - which made everything worth it.
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Take a look at her post below:
Over 17 000 people reacted to Smith's post and they were in awe of her kindness.
Reinette van der Merwe commented:
"We need more people like you. Thank you!"
Zama Bungane wrote:
"So proud of you, the heavens are rejoicing."
Winnie Nieuwenhuis added:
"Well done... God bless you with whatever you need."
Lorraine du Plessis said:
"Thank you for your kind heart. Bless you."
Meanwhile, in other news, South Africa's darling, Zozibini Tunzi has recently touched South African soil for the first time in a while. Miss Universe took to her Instagram pages to share some candid pictures of herself having a fun time at her home in Eastern Cape.
In her Instagram post, the local beauty can be seen preparing a traditional dish complete with fire a big black pot and a wooden spoon. She is also wearing the very traditional doek, apron, and flip-flops and in true African woman nature, she paired the flops with warm toe socks.
"Even if for a very short while, being home will always be restoration of the soul. After so long we are now currently navigating on tears of joy, love, warmth, support and song," she captioned the heart-warming post.
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