- Phinius Sebatsane is a local man who shared the wonderful interaction he had with a homeless man he calls Uncle Calvin
- According to Phinius, Calvin had been smeared with paint by people on Guy Fawkes and had been begging for money for a haircut
- Phinius offered to cut his hair and Calvin, who was more than grateful, shared words of wisdom and advice with the young man
Phinius Sebatsane took to his Facebook to share an amazing interaction with a homeless man he calls "Uncle Calvin". According to Phinius, Calvin had been smeared with paint by some terrible people on Guy Fawkes, 5 November.
Calvin's hair and beard were covered in crusty paint and he was begging for money for a haircut. Phinius offered to cut Calvin's hair and he agreed. After the haircut, he handed a mirror to Calvin so he could have a good look at himself. He looked very sad and Phinius asked why, to which he responded:
"I haven't looked at myself like this in 20 years." Phinius says Calvin stands and begs at a robot in Parkwood, Western Cape.
Take a look at the original post by Phinius below:
Take a look at some of the wonderful responses from Facebook users below.
Lois Corinne Khaled wrote:
"What is wrong with people? Thank you so much for showing grace and giving him some dignity."
Emmarentia Van Schalkwyk said:
"This brought tears to my eyes. May God bless you for your kindness and the old man."
Sandra Ruggeri Bradford commented:
"Wow - what a beautiful soul you are young man. You are truly a blessed child of God. God bless you and Calvin. You are an angel kind sir."
Buyi Hlabano added:
"Not seeing oneself for over 20 years. That cuts deep. I'll pray for him. God bless you."
In other news about good Samaritans, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a wife who praised her husband for donating his last R50. Recently Vannessa Govender took to Facebook's ImStaying group to share a lengthy and heartwarming appreciation post about her hubby, who she describes as an earth angel.
According to the post, her husband, Poovan Bruce Govender, is a very humble man who goes out of his way to help others - even if that means using the little he has to do so. In the post, she also mentions a number of the things her man has done which have left her completely in awe.
"He has done many good deeds over his life thus far. In fact I married him because on our first date he bought a piece of KFC for a stray cat. When I looked at his phone, he donated money to the blind dogs association every month."
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