- 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."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young South African woman, Joss Sibeko headed to Facebook's ImStaying to share a touching post about how she had helped a healthcare worker who was walking home using crutches.
"Guys, I had my moment today. As I was driving along the main road of the township where I stay, I drove past a lady probably in her 50s who was going the opposite direction, probably from work. Judging by the uniform she wore I assumed she's a healthcare worker. She was using crutches and looked very tired...."