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A viral video of a group of bystanders helping a trucker in Leondale, Germiston is giving South African viewers a serious dose of hope!


Germiston, South Africa (21 September 2022) – Being a South African is tough guys! We feel those frustrating moments too; when the power goes out, or news breaks about yet another looting – it can feel like there is absolutely no hope here. But there is! We work every day to find the glimmers of hope that inspire you. This latest viral video is the exact opposite of looting we have become so desensitized to; it’s South Africans helping a trucker out.

When a truck loses its load on South African roads, there is often an accompanying video of people running off with the good before anyone even looks to check if the driver is ok. So when one trucker started filming a crowd of people near a lost load, he was left astounded by the fact that instead of looting the goods, the men and women moved them safely off the road and helped the trucker.

The SA Long-Distance Truckers Facebook page share content that is to the benefit of truckers. They often share the heartbreaking posts mentioned above but they do also share some feel-good stuff when it pops up. The trucking community in South Africa is large and very proud of the work they do, as they should be! So when they shared this video, they knew it was bound to inspire a few people.

The video has gone beyond just a few people and in less than 12 hours, has been viewed over 16,000 times. Commentors on the post are really proud, especially those from Leondale in Germiston. So if you are looking for a good dose of hope, this video is for you!

Sources: SA Long Distance Truckers
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