Generous man helps homeless man with clothes and money for fresh start, photos go viral

Generous man helps homeless man with clothes and money for fresh start, photos go viral

- A generous man has gone viral on social media after sharing his blessings with a grateful older man

- The man had been trying to build a shelter from scrap plastic before being approached and helped by local do-gooder, BI Phakati

- Mzansi shared their reactions to the amazing clip in the comments section

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A generous young man has gone viral on social media after sharing his heart-warming encounters with a lovely madala desperately trying to build himself a home. BI Phakati is known worldwide for his acts of generosity and shared clothes, money and some sound advice with the elderly gentleman.

Bi Phakathi Helps Homeless Man With a Fresh Start, Gives Clothes and Money
This kind old man was given a helping hand over the weekend. Images: BI Phakathi/Facebook
Source: UGC

In the clip, BI Phakati approaches the elderly man who explains that he's trying to build a house from the scrap plastic. The two men continue having a sincere exchange with the homeless gentleman explaining his many struggles to the younger man.

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BI then generously hands the grateful man a handful of cash to hopefully start getting his life together. He returns a few days later bearing gifts in the form of clothes.

The two men part ways with the words "I love you."

Mzansi was definitely captivated by the clip, watching it almost one million times. Read some of the heartwarming responses to the post from people all over the world:

Daisy AknCrdz said:

"So relieved to see that he got clothes and shoes too! I was afraid he wouldn't be allowed into the shops because of his looks. You are truly an amazing soul sir! May God bless you always and abundantly so that you can continue your journey of kindness and support.''

Mercy Ndiweni said:

''It’s heartbreaking to see a human being living in such a way, when we come across them we’ve always thought that these people are sick in their heads but now this has changed me, I will see them differently now.''

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David Jackson said:

''Very touching, I don't have any words to express my feelings towards this man! God came to him through a guy with a kind heart.''

Vena Quiui said:

''Always a big thank you for the difference you make... thanks for realising he wouldn't be allowed into shops to choose clothes as retailers can be ruthless.''

Meanwhile, previously reported at Amankwatia M/A Junior High School in Kumasi, teachers have contributed from their own pockets to settle utility bills for the school as there are no external funds coming in.

According to a report by, Frank Kwakye, who is the headmaster of the school, indicated that academic work has not been going on smoothly in the school due to the school's inability to settle bills.

Due to this, the headmaster said that there are occasions when the staff of the school has had to make sure the school keeps running by putting together money from their own pockets.

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“In our offices, in our various IT rooms, we need electricity to function. And at times, teachers are forced to contribute from their pockets in order to buy electricity to finance school activities,” he said.

Frank Kwakye attributed this challenge to the fact that school authorities have been cautioned never to take any money from students because of the free education. He, therefore, called on parents to take it upon themselves to address the issues and appealed to the stakeholders to help end the challenge.

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