BI Phakathi, a motivational speaker, filmmaker and life coach is going viral for helping his random acts of kindness towards the underprivileged in South Africa.
He records his selfless actions and posts them on his Facebook page so that he can inspire others to do the same.
So touching and inspiring are his acts that he currently has 1.2 million followers on Facebook.
His videos get millions of views and thousands of positive comments.
What’s even more impressive is the fact that his acts cut across the gender divide. He has helped whites, coloureds just as the same as blacks.
This is a big deal in a country like South Africa where racism is still a topical issue almost three decades after the end of Apartheid.
In one of his videos, posted two weeks before Christmas, Phakathi recorded himself walking out of a mall with a trolley full of groceries with a white car guard called Leon.
So far, Phakathi has been adamant about keeping his identity secret.
TimesLIVE attempted to contact him to find out more about him and his numerous acts of kindness.
He did not respond to requests for an interview.
In another of his videos, Phakathi is seen giving cash to a man, who walks alongside Phakathi, telling him how he admires this faceless good Samaritan on Facebook, not knowing he is speaking to him.
“On Facebook, there’s another guy, when he sees you suffering, he buys you groceries. Every time I look at his stories. God will bless that guy so much,” the man tells Phakathi.
“I wish I could see him too,” says Phakathi.
The two continue their walk through the mall until they arrive inside a shop.
Before they part, Phakathi reaches for his pocket and hands the man a couple of notes.
“Thank you my brother, God bless you,” replies the beaming man, as again and again Phakathi reaches for his pocket, handing over notes.
The receiver then puts one and one together.
“You’re the guy on Facebook, right?” he asks him.
Phakathi replies: “You think I’m the guy? Maybe I look like him.”
“He doesn’t show his face,” the man says, continuing to shower Phakathi with blessings and well wishes.
Watch that video here:
This carguard has no idea the food trolley he is helping to push is meant for him, lets show him some love
Gepostet von BI Phakathi am Montag, 9. Dezember 2019
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