BI Phakathi Watch: Love knows no colour! South African buys a beggar food for a week.

A random act of kindness by a South African man is reminding us that love knows no colour and the only way we can all rise, is by lifting each other.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa – BI Phakathi, a motivational speaker, filmmaker and life coach is going viral for helping a beggar with food for a whole week, giving the man a little bit of hope to get through his daily battle.

His act has sparked more than just hope for the man known only as Jack; it has given other South Africans hope in each other!

In a time when racial tension is rife and heartbreaking stories of division plague our media, Phakathi is showing us that love knows no races and that as South Africans, we should all be helping each other.

The Good Samaritan found the beggar in Johannesburg and decided that he wanted to help. He took him to a local fast-food restaurant and offered to buy him food for the entire week.

The first restaurant refused to help as they couldn’t understand why he was “pre-buying” food for the whole week and presumably didn’t want the homeless man eating in their establishment, while the second local store was more than happy to be part of the act of kindness!

“When one door closes, don’t give up another door opens,” Bi Phakathi explains. 

The video has inspired everyone that has seen it, reminding us that love knows no colour and the only way we can all rise, is by lifting each other.

“I’m crying, but that’s tears of joy. Finally, the man finds a place to eat. I’m so happy. God is always Good. God will bless you, Mr Phakathi.” – Nonhlanhla Mkhize

“I was raised with the words “what would Jesus do”… in any situation. I live in Krugersdorp, and on every corner, there is a homeless person. I help when and where I can. I know some of these people by name from helping and sometimes sitting and crying with them. Never judge… I learned that the hard way. Justin is one homeless guy that I learned from never to judge. Sometimes I go home and cry because I wish I could have done more. But I know God sends real angels to help. Tomorrow we get to do it all again.” – Jacqueline Swarts

“Salute brother, may your soul be cared for by Angels. A 2 minutes clip of yours changes my whole week and love of humanity. If only there was more love and less hate in this world of ours.” – Dean Du Plessis

Watch the video below:


Sources: Facebook | Bi Phakathi 
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