The South African petrol attendant that has everybody talking just got an even bigger surprise after receiving a call from the big boss.
Cape Town, South Africa – Nkhosikho Mbele is a petrol attendant at a filling station on the N2, a national route in South Africa that runs from Cape Town through Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban to Ermelo. Recently he went viral for his random act of kindness.
Monet van Deventer pulled into the filling station he works in, to get some petrol when she realised she didn’t have her bank card or money to pay. Nkhosikho couldn’t bear the thought of Monet getting back on the highway without petrol, so he gave her money to get some petrol.
He said to me: “You can’t run out of petrol on the N2. I’ll give you R100, and then you can just bring back my R100 whenever you’re here again.”
Without even being able to answer, he started to fill my car with R100 petrol, and he paid with his own card.”
He didn’t ask for her name or her number – he just said that she had to drive safely.
“When I returned later to give him the money, I asked him what made him help me and how could he trust that I would return the money?
He answered me by saying: “Ma’am I am a believer!”
Monet shared the story to her Facebook, and even though Nkosikho was just doing what is good and right, he has inspired all South Africans in the process!
“Thank you, Nkosikho, for your lovely heart. You gave me hope today for our country. May Jesus Bless your Life Abundantly!”
Since the Facebook post went viral, Monet set up a crowdfund for her Good Samaritan and a stagging R477 857.79 has been raised for him. The good news doesn’t stop there, the company where he is a petrol attendant has jumped on board to make an announcement too.
Hloniphizwe Mtolo, the Country Chair of Shell South Africa saw all the good news and gave Nkosikho a call to thank him personally for uplholding the companies values.
Watch the call below.
Shell decided to pay Nkosikho’s good deed forward by donating R500,000.00 to a charity of his choice. Not only that, butthey have also nominated him for the Shell Service Awards 2020 where he will represent South Africa. He will be flown to Zanzibar in July for the regionals.
“At Shell, we value the spirit of Ubuntu and are moved by the act of kindness by our service champion Nkosikho Mbele.
You have inspired us to pay it forward! Shell South Africa is proud of you and thank you for making customers’ journeys better.”
Thousands of people were moved by his kindness which is why he was rewarded with such a big crowdfund, now the donation from Shell will allow Nkosikho to change the lives of so many others. We are honestly moved to tears by the continued good news this story has created.