- A stunning young lady shared her story about a taxi driver paying for her fare when she had no money
- Nommvula Nhlapo says she'd been hitchhiking to and from her new job but could not get a lift one day
- She approached a taxi driver and explained her situation to him, he told her to get into a taxi and then paid her fare
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A lovely young lady shared an inspiring story about a taxi driver. Nomvula Mayibongwe Nhlapo took to the #ImStaying group on Facebook to talk about a taxi driver who paid her fare when she had no money.
Nomvula says she just started a new job in Kempton Park after being unemployed for a while. She says she had been hitchhiking to and from work for over a week. She struggled to find a ride home at her usual spot and decided to go to a nearby taxi rank.
There she sussed out a taxi driver who had the "friendliest demeanour". She then approached him and explained her situation to him. He responded with "OK mntanami get inside the taxi" before taking cash from his pocket to pay another taxi driver.
Her full post read:
"If you normally use public transport, taxis to be specific, then you know never to mess with a taxi driver. So I've just started a new job in Kempton Park after being unemployed for a long time, so I've been hitchhiking to and from work since last week. So today I couldn't get a ride home from my usual spot so after standing there an hour and a half I decided to go to the rank and try my luck.
"As scared as I was I looked for a taxi driver who had the friendliest demeanour and I approached him and explained my situation to him that I had no money to return home he looked at me and said "OK mntanami get inside the taxi", he took cash from his pocket and paid the driver of the taxi that I was in.
"So moral of my story is we shouldn't paint everyone with one brush. I'm grateful to ubaba even though I didn't get his name. When I get my first salary I'm going to buy him something nice. #ImStaying"
Stayers loved her inspirational story and took to the comments section to share their thoughts.
Zane Howes wrote:
"Good man. Thank you. Blessings to him and to you young lady."
Beryl Theron said:
"Very kind gesture. We have more good people in this country than bad."
Bonolo Moloro commented:
"Taxi drivers are taking the top spot this week. Blessed are those who understand business and customer services."
Sthabiso Sthabiso added:
"You made my day. Nice to see there are still good people in our lives."
In other news about good Samaritans, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a woman who shared an inspirational story which restored her faith in humanity. Kayla Katlego shared her inspirational story in the Facebook group #ImStaying.
She revealed that she had stopped at a garaged near Killarney Mall with an empty fuel tank. After the petrol attendant had filled her tank she gave him her credit card but he apologised and said that they didn't accept American Express cards.
Kayla did not have any other cards on her and so she phoned home in the hopes that someone could bring her another card. Another customer asked her what was wrong and Kayla told her. The kind woman offered to pay for her fuel, which shocked Kayla completely. She was extremely grateful.
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