Tebogo Loate

A Free State man has had his faith in humanity restored, after a random taxi driver helped him when his car broke down on the side of the road.


Louis Steyn from Allanridge, a gold mining town in the Lejweleputswa District Municipality of the Free State province, was left stranded on the side of the road in Johannesburg when his car broke down.

Luckily for him, a good samaritan was driving past in his Taxi and decided to stop to help.

“My Heroes. After struggling for hours after my car broke down, these heroes went out of their way to assist me.’

“Stuck without transport, Tebogo Loate, driver of a taxi, drove around Johannesburg to get me spares to get my vehicle back on the road.”

“Reassuring me that we will get help and that i will be able to get back home.”

“Then helped to fit the spares.”

“Four hours later phoning to find out if i had arrived home safely.”

“This is what I call human kindness giving with out expecting anything in return. People of my people. Thank you Tebogo and your friends for getting me home.”

Tebogo Loate was tagged in the post by his sister and humbly replied.

“Mr L is giving us to much credit, I believe you (any South African) would have done the same.”

“The honest truth its my first time seeing a person appreciate this much, for me this this week was a lesson”

The post has inspired many who have also commented.

Suzette Phillips wrote: “Wow that is awesome!!!! Still good people out there. Thanks Tebogo”

Sonja Le Roux Liebenberg added “Thank you gentleman for helping our loved one and getting him home!!! May God bless you”

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