Young Lady Becomes Emotional After Okada Man Goes Shopping, Gives Her Many Food Items

Young Lady Becomes Emotional After Okada Man Goes Shopping, Gives Her Many Food Items

  • A woman who lost her job due to the pandemic shared a touching story about her boda boda (okada) rider
  • Mwiza Sophy said the rider bought household shopping for her after noticing she was not working
  • Social media users reacting to the post shared how boda boda riders helped them

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A friend in need is a friend indeed, so goes a common saying. An okada rider has proven to be one after extending a helping hand towards his client.

The client, a social media user Mwiza Sophy, said she was taken aback when he bought her household shopping.

Mwiza Spohy's bodaboda rider bought her shopping.
Mwiza Spohy said her heart melted when her boda boda rider bought her shopping. Photo: Mwiza Sophy
Source: UGC

He noticed things were bad

According to Sophy, the kind rider has realised she was not going to work and figured she was facing tough financial times.

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In the July 16, 2021 post, Sophy said that she lost her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She captioned a photo of the household items.

"My soda guy has bought me these things after realising I haven’t been working since the lockdown started."

The items included rice, spaghetti, soap and sugar.

Always be nice to people

A grateful Sophy said the act touched her heart while urging netizens not to mistreat others.

She wrote:

“My heart has melted. Be nice to everyone. You never know when you will need them. I am so happy."

Reacting to the post, social media users from Uganda shared their experiences of boda boda riders coming to their rescue. Here are some of the comments:


“In Form 3, l came back from school to Kampala and happened to forget my wallet. I started crying, and the boda guys crowded around. One drove me home for free. They are heroes.”

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"Hope you shared some with your neighbours."


"The boda guy is up to something."


“This is just a reflection of your tender-heartedness to others. Humanity is quite rewarding.”


“In Form 1, I wanted to take myself home but got lost in town and had little money. Some boda guy saw me crying, and he took me home and waited until I entered the gate.
Some of those guys have big hearts.”

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True meaning of friendship

Meanwhile, earlier reported that when Latonya Young received an Uber request to pick and drop a passenger by the name of Kevin Esch, she had no idea it was her path to achieving a lifelong goal.

As an Uber driver, she was in the habit of talking with her passengers to make them feel easy and enjoy the ride.

It happened that during the talk, the two exchanged a lot about themselves, with Esch revealing his divorce and Latonya disclosing that she had dropped out of school and really needed to rejoin but was short of money.


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