'No, you don't have to pay' - Listeners share heartwarming acts of kindness

With so much bad news coming at us from different sources every day, it's easy to sink into a state of doom and gloom.

To remind us that good things do also happen, Phemelo Motene asked listeners on Weekend Breakfast to share any random acts of kindness they've recently experienced.

Henry phoned in from Edenvale with his story - the retiree uses an electric scooter to go and do his shopping because he can no longer walk.

He says as he was trying to take out his money at the till, he discovered a kind young man had already paid for his groceries.

I was fumbling in my wallet to get my money out and I gave the money to the cashier and then she said, 'you don't have to pay - that young man who was in front of you paid for you'.

Henry, Caller

He said, 'I want to do something for you' and I burst into tears.

Henry, Caller

Sephudi also had a story of a stranger stepping in to help him. A factory owner apologised for not being able to give him a job, but then gave him money.

He called someone from the finance department... he said, 'give Sephudi R2 000'.

Sephudi, Caller

I said, this is how good South Africans are... We don't highlight it.

Sephudi, Caller

To listen to these heartwarming stories, click on the link below:


This article first appeared on 702 : 'No, you don't have to pay' - Listeners share heartwarming acts of kindness


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
What are the best investment options if you decide to go it alone?

What are the best investment options if you decide to go it alone?

Certified financial planner Paul Roelofse gives the lowdown on the money market, retail bonds and exchange-traded funds.

[LISTEN] Starting over after making 'mistakes'

[LISTEN] Starting over after making 'mistakes'

Psychologist Khosi Jiyane helps to find a way through the 'labyrinth' of choices and crossroads we all face as our lives unfold.

South Africans justified in feeling 'skeptical' about NHI bill

South Africans justified in feeling 'skeptical' about NHI bill

Proactive Health Solutions' Dr Fundile Nyathi says clarity is urgently needed after Cabinet approved the 2018 bill this week.

Making the most of pocket money - why it's important

Making the most of pocket money - why it's important

It's Savings Month and parenting expert Nikki Bush has valuable advice on teaching your child about money from a young age.

[LISTEN] Activist Koketso Moeti on 'staying true to vision and purpose'

[LISTEN] Activist Koketso Moeti on 'staying true to vision and purpose'

The founder of social justice platform amandla.mobi talks about the influences that shaped her path.

Celebrating World Chocolate Day!

Celebrating World Chocolate Day!

Chocoloza Belgian Chocolates' Vicki Bain joins 702's Refiloe for a tasting indulgence ahead of the 2019 Coffee & Chocolate Expo.

Popular articles
[VIDEOS AND PHOTOS] SANDF troops finally roll into the Cape Flats

[VIDEOS AND PHOTOS] SANDF troops finally roll into the Cape Flats

Residents were out on the streets to watch the troops arriving in Manenberg and Hanover Park on Thursday afternoon.

[WATCH] Tour de France rider smashes into spectator's cellphone

[WATCH] Tour de France rider smashes into spectator's cellphone

Cycling journalist Mikkel Conde tweeted the clip warning spectators to stop leaning over the barriers with their phones.

You made a huge mistake downloading FaceApp if your privacy is important to you

You made a huge mistake downloading FaceApp if your privacy is important to you

Washington Post technology columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler did a forensic analysis of the Russia-based app. Check it out.

Beware 'dodgy' Nadal vs Federer ticket offers

Beware 'dodgy' Nadal vs Federer ticket offers

The Roger Federer Foundation says no ticket platforms are yet in possession of, nor have guaranteed allocation of tickets.

[LISTEN] Voice of the underworld - a 'retired' Cape Flats gangster speaks out

[LISTEN] Voice of the underworld - a 'retired' Cape Flats gangster speaks out

Jason is a 50-year-old former member of The Americans, the largest street gang operating in Cape Town.

'I should have told the Sunday Times the pot smoking was irrelevant'

'I should have told the Sunday Times the pot smoking was irrelevant'

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw says he's sorry for any harm caused in his article on Mkhwebane and her principal witness.

[WATCH] Over 50 artists record special version of Johnny Clegg’s  “The Crossing”

[WATCH] Over 50 artists record special version of Johnny Clegg’s “The Crossing”

For this week's #GoodNewsThursdays, we find out the inspiration behind the production.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.