- Mabandla Hlase shared a thank you post on Facebook's #ImStaying group recently
- The young man was trapped with an elderly lady as water reached knee level due to heavy rainfall
- Thankfully, a kind taxi driver stopped his vehicle for them to jump in before driving them to safety
Mabandla Hlase and an elderly lady were stuck in heavy rain. Mabandla stated the water running below them overflowed to about knee level. He added that the current of the water was very strong.
The elderly lady grabbed him from his back in case they fell. This is where things took a surprising turn. An unknown taxi driver came out of nowhere to rescue Mabandla and the elderly lady.
He stopped his taxi and told them to jump in before asking them where they were heading. Mabandla told him they needed to go two streets away from where they were stuck. The taxi driver asked the passengers in his vehicle if he could drop them off, they happily obliged.
Mabandla shared the heartwarming post of the kind taxi driver to the #ImStaying group on Facebook. Read the conclusion of his post below:
"I didn't even ask for his name all we could say was 'THANK YOU SO MUCH MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL'. The replied with 'YOU'RE WELCOME'. That's why I'm staying because there are still kind souls, especially the taxi driver. This is a shout out to him, you're the guy stay blessed."
Mabandla's testament to the kindness of strangers brought a heartwarming feeling to many Stayers. Read some of their comments below:
Sophia Botha wrote:
"Thank you to you and mr taxi driver and others who were instrumental in lending a helping hand. God bless you."
Eileen Bambrough said:
"Thank you mr taxi driver... That could have been me, may your kindness return to you and your passengers..."
Carol Hodgkinson commented:
"A good South African story. Thank you to all who are so willing to help others."
Ntombi Tladinyane added:
"Ubuntu, may the taxi driver be blessed for his kindness."
In other news about kind taxi drivers, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a lady who shared a post about an amazing taxi driver. A woman, Ulricah Modiba, recently took to Facebook's #ImStayng to share a heartfelt post about a kind taxi driver who displayed true kindness and generosity towards her and her young son, who embarked on a long trip.
"I had an #ImStaying moment on the 4th of January this year. I was travelling with my 5-year-old son from Limpopo to Gauteng, I was a bit stressed because I had to pay a R600 taxi fee for my son and me.
"When we got to the taxi it was not full, we were 10 in the Quantum, my son is short in height when the driver collected money he asked me 'how old is your son' and I replied 'he's 5'. I gave him the R600, he looked at my stressed face and said 'Boy take this money and go buy a schoolbag and shoes,' he gave him back the R300."
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