- Melissa Adamo took to the #ImStaying group on Facebook to share the amazing encounter she had with Fortunate
- Melissa was stuck on the roadside without petrol when Fortunate pulled up next to her to checkup
- Fortunate was still on shift at his security job but made time to help Melissa get petrol before he carried on with the day
Melissa Adamo was having a "blue Monday" yesterday and decided to push her car a little harder, even though the "no petrol" light had been flashing for a couple of days. Unfortunately, she ran out of petrol in the middle of Sandton.
Melissa was now stuck on the side of the road not knowing who to call or what to do in this situation. That's when Fortunate pulled up next to her to ask if she was okay. Melissa explained her situation to him and he jumped into action.
Fortunate first put up the orange triangle a distance away from her car before driving her to the nearest garage. After locating a bottle big enough to fill her tank with petrol, they got the petrol attendant to cut a funnel and drove back to her car.
Below is an excerpt of the end of Melissa's post about Fortunate on the #ImStaying group:
"And then drove me back to my car and helped me fill it all while still being extremely friendly, calm, respectful and all while he was in the middle of his shift!!
"Dear Fortunate, the man who showed me how kind and selfless a person can be to a complete stranger, thank you!! Today, you were my knight in shining armour!"
Stayers were extremely impressed and thankful that Fortunate was around to assist Melissa and shared their love for him in the comments section.
Deline Smith said:
"Well done young man, we need more people like you. God bless you!"
Bee Chantel Phakathi wrote:
"Well done Fortunate... Keep up the spirit of Ubuntu... Respect..."
Marilyn Oliver commented:
"Well done young man we need more good men to help us women. Great work."
Ntsha Moshweu added:
"Honestly speaking, this is South Africa of my dreams."
In other news about kind strangers, Briefly.co.za previously reported on a motorist who was praised for buying the kid who dented his car a new bike. The little boy who received the bike was brought to tears. The boy accidentally dented the stranger's car with his previous bike which, dangerously, did not have any brakes on it.
To the boy's surprise, the stranger returned a few days later with a brand-new red bike for him. It is unclear who the boy or the man are but this good deed is warming hearts across the globe. A picture of the man giving the boy his new bike was trending for a while.
The picture and caption were initially uploaded to Reddit by someone known only as Schefar. It was then reuploaded to the Facebook page Great Heroes and had received over 751 000 reactions, 132 000 shares and 18 000 comments at the time of Briefly.co.za's viewing.
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