- Catherine Van Aardt Jacobs excitedly shared the story of a kind stranger who spoke to her little girl on an aeroplane
- Catherine shared the story to the #ImStaying group on Facebook and to her surprise, it reached the stranger, Chelsea Caston
- Catherine thanked Chelsea for keeping her daughter company on their flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth
Catherine Van Aardt Jacobs could not contain her appreciation when she wrote a sweet thank-you message to a stranger. Catherine and her daughter were flying from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth when they met a lovely lady.
According to Catherine, Chelsea Caston spent time with her little girl. They even took a cute selfie together. Catherine said they were on Fly Safair's FA136 flight on 3 January when the sweet lady "indulged" her daughter.
Catherine shared the adorable selfie her daughter took with Chelsea and added that her little girl said she was very beautiful. Chelsea's identity was revealed through the comments section under the post shared on the #ImStaying group by Catherine.
Catherine's full post read:
"To the lovely lady in set 9C on Fly Safair FA136 Cape Town to PE today, thank you for indulging my little girl. She says you are very beautiful."
Chelsea responded with:
"Hi, my friend just tagged me in this post and then I joined the group so I am able to comment now. Aw, this post was so sweet and unexpected. Your daughter was so cute and sweet. I was pleasantly surprised when she asked to have a photo with me. Keep well and stay safe."
Stayers felt an immediate sense of the South African spirit and shared so in the comments section. Below are just a few of the responses:
Charlie Maphuntshane Molepo said:
"Thank you, for appreciating it goes a long way to instil a culture of thanking. That's Ubuntu."
Deigo Bell wrote:
Gugulethu Gugu commented:
"I hope she sees this post."
Roelf En Joey added:
"Both of you are beautiful."
In other news about kind strangers, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a man who paid for a nurse's groceries. Naomi April recently took to Facebook's #ImStaying group to share how an unknown man's generosity had helped lift her spirit.
"Today I had my ImStaying moment. I am a registered nurse and decided to do a bit of shopping after work at Checkers. Whilst there a gentleman who works at Afrocentric offered to pay for my groceries.
"I'm still shocked and overwhelmed by his generosity. Lately, as a nurse working on the frontline, we feel unappreciated when you see family and friends going about their business as if Covid doesn't exist," she wrote.
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