Photo Credit: Shereen Michelle Hunter 

After a motorcyclist found himself in an accident, a Good Samaritan chose not to look on, but to step in and become a friend. Shereen went above and beyond to make sure this stranger would get home safely to his daughters and made all the difference when it mattered most:


Gauteng, South Africa (17 January 2024) — Thanks to Shereen Michelle Hunter, an unfortunate situation turned for the better (and safer) after a motorcyclist found himself in an accident without a friend nearby — or so he thought.

Despite not knowing Ryk Buys from a bar of soap, Shereen was determined that the motorcyclist would not stay alone of the side of the highway after an incident like that and stepped up as a friend.

Shereen made sure there was someone (her) to talk to the police and the paramedics. To sign the documents and make the process as smooth as possible. As anyone who has ever been in an accident knows, it’s a traumatic time as is. And a little help from a friend goes a long way.

“They asked who I was and I said that I was Ryk’s friend (he looked shocked but just smiled and just let me sign for him…that’s what friends do right?”—Shereen.

But, Shereen didn’t stop at the paperwork. She also knew that no one should be left alone in this state, and opted to get Ryk to safety.

“Cops didn’t know me, Paramedics didn’t know me, Ryk didn’t know me…he just got in my car after I told him I’m not letting [him] get back on his own bike…I’m sure he was thinking “who the heck is this woman!?” she shared of the moment.

While stranger danger is a real thing, Shereen’s ‘kidnapping for kindness’ moment would later mean that Ryk could contact his family from a safe space—her own home—while making sure his bike would also be taken care of.

Thanks to a man referred to as Lionel from the Christian Biker Association and Shereen, Ryk’s bike along with its driver did not lay at the mercy of highway onlookers, but got to her house safely

“Today he did not have to phone them whilst laying on the side of the highway with cars passing by and his bike being stolen hoping someone will call police or an ambulance. Because that is what happens, A lot of people see an accident and they don’t stop and they don’t help,” she said. 

Despite her own household’s shock to see a bleeding man walk the front door with her and the later array of biker friends who would come by to help the motorcyclist (who no doubt added to the household’s surprises), a father got to get back home safely.

“My heart is full,” the Good Samaritan concluded. As are ours!

Sources: Shereen Michelle Hunter 
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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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