South African Good Samaritan Helps Struggling Woman Buy Food at Shoprite, Mzansi Applaud His Act of Kindness

South African Good Samaritan Helps Struggling Woman Buy Food at Shoprite, Mzansi Applaud His Act of Kindness

  • A South African man was at Shoprite when he saw a lady hesitate to buy a packet of noodles for herself
  • The man suspected she was a student and eventually approached her to offer his help, which she did not trust at first
  • The good Samaritan was lauded for his generosity and kindness by other South African people online

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South African man helps student buy food at Shoprite
A good samaritan helps a student buy food at Shoprite. @tsepothibankhoe / Twitter
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Random acts of kindness make the world go 'round. A South African man saw a woman's hesitation in purchasing noodles at Shoprite recently. According to him, it looked like she mentally counted the cents she had left before making a decision.

"So I am at Shoprite, I see this lady o nka a couple of noodles packages walks a distance, then comes back, puts them all back, said @TsepoThibankhoe in a Twitter post.

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"Then stands there for a couple [of] minutes- I think she was calculating something in [her] head. Then takes only one and goes."

The man steps in to help the lady with her shopping

Tsepo recognised that she must be a student going through tough times. She did turn out to be a student when he walked to her to find out.

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The young woman was surprised by his willingness to help so much that she asked for his number to repay him for his kindness. But he flatly refused.

South Africans praised his kindness

In an era where people record their acts of kindness for views online, it's understandable that she had a hard time trusting him at first. But he seemed to have a genuine interest in helping the student. South Africans heaped praise on him.

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@liopelo60 said:

"Kannete rea mo lebohela. Acts of kindness are rare these days. Congrats, and God bless."

@Malayisha11 commented:

"This is touching, principled man."

@Hauzie added:

"This is really amazing. You did good. Bless you and her."

@@Nokulunga_Flo concluded:

"This is so kind of you ❤️"

SA lady claims students need R20k per month

In other news about student expenses, Briefly News reported on a Twitter user who said South African students need R20 000 per month to get by. People argued that the lady was extra and that R20 000 was unnecessary. Others thought the lady was not being serious and that people were being sensitive.

@Bona_Lesego commented:

"What are you guys doing with your money? We used to “get by” with R2500 and still have change. Stop making the internet your god."

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Tsoku Maela Tsoku is a writer and ethnographer interested in interdisciplinary research in mental health and the visual arts, travel, live television and digital editorial. He is an AFDA alumnus with a BA in Motion Picture medium and a Masters's candidate at SOAS University for Medical Anthropology. Tsoku has written for live television shows such as Hectic Nine-9 and Mzansi Insider. You can reach him at

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