Good Samaritan Day
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13 March marks Good Samaritan Day, and in honour of all the acts of kindness and life-changing helpful moments that happen all around us, all the time, we’re spotlighting the Good Samaritan stories that have made our hearts very warm this year so far!


South Africa (13 March 2024) — Today marks Good Samaritan Day—a time where random acts of kindness, everyday heroes and efforts that remind us that hope is actually all around us, are acknowledged.

Good Samaritans matter because in the ever-unfolding story of humanity, they are our reminders of who we can be. And how much of a positive impact even the smallest choices, which we might not think significant at first glance, can actually have!

The really special thing about Good Samaritans, is that they could be anyone, from anywhere, and any circumstances. Need some examples? Here are the Good Samaritan stories that have made our hearts very warm this year already:

The fireman Good Samaritan who went beyond the call of duty to save Otis the chocolate Labrador in a ripple-effect of kindness

Moment of Kindness Creates Ripple Effect of Good; Reunites Missing Dog with Mom!

The gardening Good Samaritan who anonymously makes sure the Boksburg SPCA has gorgeous blooms

Boksburg SPCA Has Its Own Secret Garden Angel

The petrol attendant Good Samaritan who helped a motorist pay her way

Cynthia the Petrol Attendant Makes the Internet Smile with Her Incredible Kindness

The helpful Good Samaritan who made sure a motorcyclist would get home to his family after an accident

Good Samaritan Makes Sure Motorcyclist Gets Home to His Daughters 

The barber Good Samaritan who cut over 800 kids’ hair for his birthday

Barber Cuts Over 800 Kids’ Hair for Free as Selfless Birthday Gift

The Uber driver Good Samaritan who unknowingly saved a woman’s life with kindness

All the Feels: An Uber Driver Saved a Woman’s Life With a Hug

The community of Good Samaritan’s who saved Miley’s life

A Single Vial of Anti-Venom Changed Hands 7 Times to Save Miley

And those who protected Buffel’s

Team of Volunteers Keep a Loving Eye on Buffel the Elephant Seal

The photographer Good Samaritan who made a special day that much more magical

Couple Renewing Wedding Vows, Given Beautiful Photoshoot by Passerby

The Good Samaritan family who helped a prodigy own his very own piano

Dreams Come True for Young South African Piano Prodigy

The book-loving Good Samaritans who gave Simba the Rockstar new books

GTG Readers Unite to Give Simba the Rockstar a Special Gift 

The Rescuer Good Samaritans who helped a father and toddler from a monster wave

Three Good Samaritans Help Father and Toddler Washed Away by Wave

The fairy godmother Good Samaritan changing student’s lives

The Magic of Kindness: Meet the UWC Fairy Godmother 

Hester the Good Samaritan who ensured Chris wouldn’t live on the streets of Melville

How Determined Hester Made Sure Chris Wouldn’t Have to Call the Streets Home

The shop owner Good Samaritan who saved a stolen pooch

Shop Owner Steps Up to Save Coco the Stolen Dog!

Sources: GTG
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Ashleigh Nefdt is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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