Builder sees man walking barefoot in cold, gives away own shoes

Builder sees man walking barefoot in cold, gives away own shoes

- Social media users were inspired by a man's compassionate act recently

- The man saw a stranger walking without shoes and took off his own to give to him

- A few social media users wanted to help replace the man's shoes by gifting him with new ones

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A builder recently demonstrated an act of kindness that left South Africans feeling particularly emotional. The man was at work when he noticed a passer-by walking barefoot. Without hesitation, the kind builder took off his own shoes and gave them to the barefoot stranger.

The heartwarming story was shared on the #ImStaying Facebook group by Mariaan Schoeman. She said:

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"This gentleman is building at our complex. His name is Peter. This morning very early he noticed a gentleman walking in the street without any shoes. Without hesitating he gave his own shoes to the man. Unreal. May he be blessed."

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Builder sees man walking barefoot in cold, gives away own shoes
Peter (pictured) noticed the stranger walking with no shoes and gave away his own. Source: Facebook/ImStaying
Source: UGC

Social media users were impressed and inspired by the act of compassion. Facebook user Dienie Jansen Mare said:

"That is so fantastic. It reminds me of me. A couple of years ago one Friday night we went out for the evening at a pub on the beachfront. It was freezing cold. When we were leaving I could see the car guard was freezing cold. I saw she had no socks on. I took mine off (they were thick woollen socks) gave them to her and she immediately put them on. She was so grateful. A little act of kindness costs nothing. I still had socks at home."

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Thea De Hart Heyns said:

"Where can I contact him? Would like to hire him for future building projects..."

Sue Gandy said:

"Where is this man - I have some shoes from my late husband that I would like to give him - size 10."

Cindy Grobler said:

"This is so beautiful. God bless his kind heart. That is true brotherly love."

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Meanwhile, it was previously reported that BI Phakathi shared a video of himself and his associates handing out a food parcels in Alexandra township. The video was posted on Facebook and inspired many social media users who felt that he was doing more than the government. At present, the government is offering R350 monthly for Covid-19 unemployment relief.

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