BI Phakathi - Good samaritan saw this young boy walking without shoes and what happened will make you cry

A Good Samaritan saw this youngster walking without shoes and what happened will give you all the feels.


Alberton, South Africa – BI Phakathi, a motivational speaker, filmmaker and life coach uploads videos to social media almost daily of his good deeds, kind acts and beautiful humanness.

But he doesn’t do it for the recognition.

Phakathi has never shared his real name or explained where he is from. He doesn’t advertise on any of his platforms, nor does he ever show his face. The truth is that no one actually knows who he is or why he is doing what he does, but his acts of kindness inspire everyone that sees them.

All we know about him is that he calls himself a motivational speaker, filmmaker and life coach and loves to be kind.

For the past few years, his Facebook page has grown exponentially, and his videos get millions of views, always helping another South African in need.

We’ve shared a few of his stories, which can be found here but this week the generous South African is going viral for helping a young man walking in the streets with no shoes.

Rego, an orphan whose parents died when he was younger, was staying at a friends house in Magaliesburg but was chased away. The young man grabbed what he could and ran. He was busy walking over 90 kilometres to Alberton when Phakathi found him.

Phakathi then takes the young man into a mall to buy new shoes, socks and clothes. He then takes him to get some food and shares a meal with him. The Good Samaritan then gives the young man some money to buy a cellphone and in a beautiful parenting moment tells him to call him as soon as he arrives so that Phakathi knows that he is safe. The anonymous kind man then puts him in the right taxi and wishes him well.

Watch the video here:


Phakathi has since published an update about the youngster.

“The young man without shoes has been found well and safe. I have been told on the call by his guardians he fled his residence at Girls and Boys Town and lied to visit his ex-foster parents. I spoke to him about it, and he apologized, he has a grandmother looking after him. Thanks to Bekker High for helping him and Girls and Boys Town for the job that they do to kids in need.

All is well I don’t have any further details. It’s all about love and thanks to everyone who got in touch to assist him; you are truly appreciated.” 

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

Sources: BI Phakathi 
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