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“Another reason to never stop believing in humanity”. A man in Cape Town sharing the little food he had with a goose has South Africa’s attention with hopes to find him and give back to him! And, we found him!


Cape Town, South Africa (10 May, 2023)— A Capetonian recently shared a touching video of a man on the side of the road sharing the little food he had with an Egyptian Goose. Yes, you might tear up.

Although he didn’t have much of anything for himself, he still opted to share with the hungry goose. The moment reminded South Africans that the heart of giving isn’t to avoid sharing because you don’t have everything, but to spare what you can, when you do have something.

@monrihoole another reason to love Cape Town 🫶 we have some amazing people #wholesome ♬ Je te laisserai des mots – Patrick Watson

The video shared by @monrihoole captured the kind man and his goose friend in Cape Town CBD near the Waterfront. It has over 200 000 views to date.

However, people from all over South Africa wanted to do more than like the video. Instead, they were bent on finding the man with hopes of giving back to him.

Many Capetonians know his bib well, as part of the Secret Love Project, a community focused on giving homeless and destitute people a second chance through selling kaleidoscopic heart stickers.

Good Things Guy reached out to the Secret Love Project founder Michael Elion to find out if our hero is in fact part of the project; revealing that the good-hearted Goose Samaritan’s name is Clive Booyson, and he is part of the Project.

Here’s What People Shared About the Good-Hearted Goose Samaritan’s moment:

“He knows how it feels to have nothing that’s why he gives his all, bless him.”—@sinenhlanhla01

“Some people just have such pure souls, so beautiful to witness.”—@cwayicakes


“Another reason to never stop believing in humanity.”—@morgan_orgill

“This gives me faith in mankind.”—@celestbutler

“Another proud moment being a South African!”—@pheladi599.

“I also see him most days on my way to work. Usually when I’m feeling so low and sad. And always i leave from there with a warm moved heart.”—@afrogastronaut

“That Egyptian Goose knows him and trusts him, I think he does this on a daily basis, thank you kind sir.”—@briggiterossouw

“It’s always those with almost nothing that [have] the most to give.”—@fiekagerum

“If we can master the art of sharing this world could be a better place to live in. i’m touched and inspired.”—@bulelanimadondile.

To find out how to give back to Clive and others like him, get in touch with the Secret Love Project.

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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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