Kind man pays for nurse's groceries; leaves her feeling overwhelmed

Kind man pays for nurse's groceries; leaves her feeling overwhelmed

- A local nurse recently headed to Facebook to share a touching story about how a stranger paid for her groceries

- In the post, she explains how overwhelmed she felt by the act of kindness, especially after working long and hard to combat Covid-19

- Many joined her in commending the unknown man, a lot of them also shared messages of support with her

Times are tough and many frontline workers are feeling the full effect of Covid-19. A young South African nurse, Naomi April, recently took to Facebook's ImStaying group to share how an unknown man's generosity had helped lift her spirit.

"Today I had my ImStaying moment. I am a registered nurse and decided to do a bit of shopping after work at Checkers. Whilst there a gentleman who works at Afrocentric offered to pay for my groceries.
"I'm still shocked and overwhelmed by his generosity. Lately, as a nurse working on the frontline, we feel unappreciated when you see family and friends going about their business as if Covid doesn't exist.

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A Mzansi nurse has expressed gratitude toward the man who paid for her groceries
A local nurse has felt overwhelming gratitude for the stranger who paid for her groceries. Image: Noami April/ImStaying
Source: UGC
"Healthcare workers are exhausted, been working since the first surge and now the 2nd without any break. Today I found my renewed faith in humanity, this gentleman said to me its because you are a nurse."

She goes on to thank the man for helping restore her faith in humanity. Many Stayers headed to the comment section to share their thoughts.

Marise Camphor said:

"Thank you for your service and dedication."

Elaine Parry said:

"Thank you, you deserve it."

Kim Jordan said:

"Truly... thank you to all healthcare workers."

Earlier today reported that the second and more powerful strain of Covid-19 is taking South Africa by storm. Not only is the country reporting more infections, but there are also more deaths than ever.

A young South African doctor recently headed to Twitter to explain just how gruesome it is. @lora_bunny shared on the micro-blogging app that hospital staff are exhausted from dealing with up to 20 deaths a day. There is also a severe shortage of beds and other necessary equipment.

"I’m working from 8pm to 8am again tonight. I’m already dreading what I’ll find. I’m working in the Covid unit today. My colleague who was working there 3 days ago says they had 20 deaths in 1 day. We are tired. Oxygen cylinders running out. No beds. In simple terms, it’s a mess."


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