Ten-year-old James Hefer asked his mom to stop her car after seeing an informal recycler struggling to push his cart up the road; his kindness is inspiring.
Craighall Park, South Africa – James Hefer left his mother, Dale Hefer, speechless when he performed a random act of kindness on the way to school.
It was bin day, and the informal recyclers were out on the roads collecting all their recyclables.
James saw a man struggling to push his collection along the road and up a hill. He was overcome with the need to do something and asked his mother to stop the car. Dale stopped her car and watched as her son jumped out and ran to help the man push his trolley along. She followed behind them to make sure they were safe from other cars.
When James had finished helping the man, Dale offered him R50.00. The man refused the money, so Dale offered him a blanket which he gladly accepted.
“We are very admiring of these guys and always try to give them clothes, money or blankets, so he is very aware of them and their amazingly hard work. After they had got to the top of the hill we offered the guy money which he declined. We offered him a blanket which he accepted. When James got back in the car he said ‘wow mom, that was heavy’. Kindness is very much in his character and I nearly cried with pride.”
James is a student at the Pridwin Preparatory School, and Dale hopes his actions inspire his classmates and South Africans alike.
Take a look at his kind deed below.