- Eddie Mkandla is a South African man who witnessed a random act of kindness as he was going about his day
- Eddie saw a man approach a group of car guards and vagrants with a bag of new jerseys that he handed out to them
- Eddie was touched by this unknown man's kindness and shared it to the #ImStaying group on Facebook
Hearing about good deeds and random acts of kindness can bring a smile to anyone's face. Lately, many people have been called out for 'clout-chasing' when they video or take pictures of their good deeds.
That's where Eddie Mkandla's story differs. Eddie said he was walking in the Johannesburg CBD on a chilly day recently when an unknown man stood next to him waiting for the robot to turn green.
The man was holding a plastic bag from a clothing store. There was a group of car guards and vagrants huddled under a shed nearby. The unknown man walked over to them and pulled out a few brand new jerseys from his plastic bag which he handed to them.
The end of Eddie's post shared to the #ImStaying group read:
"After which he just turned and left. No pictures no nothing. He left behind an amazed and very touched me, a dozen or so faces that had a look of pure gratitude. And it's for that reason #ImStaying."
Stayers felt all kinds of excitement and pure pride at the unknown good Samaritan. Below are just a few of the messages left for the unknown man.
Liz Perdigao Silva said:
"God bless that amazing man."
Elizabeth-Jean Botha wrote:
"That is how it should be. You should just give without posting all over social media for self gratitude."
Moipone Ponney Moahloli commented:
"I love the fact that he didn't take any photos. God bless him."
Lynn Inggs Odgers added:
"Proof there are angels walking amongst us. He saw their need."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a selfless lady that gave a struggling young man a pair of jeans. According to Sharon Khosa, she pulled up at a robot behind quite a few cars.
She looked over to her right and saw a thin young man. She said he had a badly torn shirt around his waist, trying to cover his important parts. Her immediate thought was to find a pair of jeans from her backseat.
Sharon says she sells jeans. She managed to pull out a size 30, the smallest size she had. She then passed it on to the young man. Sharon said he was in disbelief at her random act of kindness and could hardly utter a word.
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