- Themba Gift Konyana was faced with the very real walking home in the dark after he realised that he had left his wallet at work
- He told the taxi driver that he didn't have money and would have to get off when a woman said she would pay for his fare under one condition
- She told him that he could repay her kindness by helping someone else in the future
Themba Gift Konyana took to Facebook to praise a good Samaritan who came to his rescue on a taxi in the group #ImStaying. He was heading home and got on a taxi.
When he reached for his wallet to pay he realised he left it at the office and reluctantly asked the taxi driver to let him get out as he could not afford the R17 taxi fare.
A lady sitting in the front seat told him she would pay for him and that tomorrow he would have the opportunity to help someone else.
This was Themba's #ImStaying moment and he said that he hoped he could find someone to help so he could repay the lady's kindness.
Here is his full story:
"Yesterday I had my imstaying moment, I got into a taxi heading home after a long day at work, only to realise while I was inside a taxi that I forgot my wallet at work. I told the driver "Sir, let me get off Sir coz' I don't have taxi fare" (R17) feeling embarrassed."
"It was getting dark and the weather A lady seating in the front seat was like "don't worry Sir I'll pay for you, tomorrow you will help someone else". It was heartwarming ❤️ seeing whom I've never met willing to help without any expectations."
"I pray God blesses this lady and her family. For this #ImStaying and I hope that I'll find someone that I can help who is in a similar or different situation and be the reason they are staying."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that a South African woman named Karin Joranda du Plessis recently took to Facebook group ImStaying to share how she had mistakenly left a packet of groceries worth R500 on the back of a trolley.
She then explains that although she had already lost hope in finding the bag of foodstuffs, she still returned to the shopping centre to check if the trolley with the groceries would still be there. Lucky for her a good citizen, Denis Begisha, had found the groceries and returned them to her.
Karin also went on to add that many South Africans who appreciated Denis's act of kindness and display of integrity, decided to join together and send donations to him.
In other news, a young Limpopo woman is making a huge difference in her impoverished community. This after she came up with the innovative idea to grow vegetables inside a nursery in her very own backyard.
Shanen Rikhotso first set out on a mission to change the general outlook of her rural village called N’wamitwa, outside Tzaneen in Limpopo after she noticed that the place was plagued by unemployment and youths who have nothing else to do but do drugs and drown their sorrows in alcohol.
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