- A Good Samaritan paid a visit to an area frequented by some homeless people living under a bridge
- The helper asked how they were doing and how they got by during these challenging times
- One homeless man ended up receiving around R1,000 (N20,277.42) from the generous helper
A Good Samaritan who goes by the Facebook handle of BI Phakathi paid a visit to a group of homeless people who live under a bridge. There was only one man from the group who he spoke to.
He asked how the current situation with the lockdown was affecting him and his answer was vague.
His next question made the situation more clear.
"Did you eat today?"
To which the man answered - "Nothing." BI further enquired how they were getting food.
"We make a plan, help people here and there."
The generous man offered the homeless man a R200 note (N4,056.59), which he accepted with gratitude, then gave him more money. He was taken back and gave him a hug. Phakathi then ended up giving the man around R1000.
The homeless man said that he and his friends normally have to get by on R200 to R250 a week, buying mealie meal and the basics.
You could tell that Phakathi had really shocked the man with his generosity.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that on Saturday, April 4, the Irene Village Mall in Centurion, Gauteng shared an inspiring story that proved once again that South Africans can stand together in tough times.
A father, Joseph, arrived at the mall to buy baby clothes for his newborn child. However, because of the lockdown he could not buy clothes or a blanket and broke down in tears in Pick 'n Pay.
His cries for help did not fall on deaf ears and the staff at the PnP decided to bless him. The post read: "Not only did the team come together for some essentials but they all undertook to donate baby clothing to Joseph in his time of need from their own homes."
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In other news, a landlord in Brooklyn, Mario Salerno, waved rent for his 200 tenants, telling them they do not have to bother about paying for the month of April.
The owner of 80 apartments in Williamsburg wrote a note to each of his tenants to inform them about the decision.
It should be noted that even before the generosity became known, some of his tenants were already worried about how they would pay up considering that most of them were out of jobs because of the lockdown.
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