A gas station attendant who helped a woman to pay for her fuel when she had left her cards at home never thought that he would end up with a generous reward of $US32, 972.94!
Nkosikho Mbele, 28, did not think long when 21-year-old Monet van Deventer could potentially be stranded when she ran out of gas and had accidentally left all of her bank cards at home.
The kindhearted gas station attendant later paid for Monet’s gas worth US$6.31 to make sure that the woman could drive out of the notorious Khayelitsha township and reach her destination safely with a full tank.
She later returned to the gas station to repay Nkosikho but the heartwarming story did not end there.
Monet who was forever grateful by the generosity and understanding that Nkosikho had shown to her wanted to repay for the man’s kindness.
She later set up a crowd-funding to raise money for Nkosikho and suffice to say, the fundraising went better than she had expected.
When the fundraising ended, Monet had raised US$32, 972.94 for Nkosikho.
To make a comparison, the funds is equal to eight years worth of Nkosikho’s salary!
Nkosikho was clearly overjoyed upon finding out about the unexpected reward but he said that he helped Monet because it was the right thing to do.
“I was just doing what anyone else would have done, from the heart. I believe there is no black and white and that we are all one people and I just want to bring people together,” he said.
“I know how dangerous that stretch of the N2 is that she wanted to travel and my faith in God told me it was the right thing to pay for her to travel safely so I bought her fuel for her.”
Thanks to his newfound wealth, the money has allowed Nkosikho to build a house, pay for his children’s school fees and his bills.
Plus, the story got even better when his employers at Shell who were inspired by him had also agreed to match the donations Nkosikho received and donate the money to a charity of his choice!
Well done, Nkosikho and Monet for restoring faith in humanity!