By: Natasha Archary
Motivational Speaker, Filmmaker and Life Coach BI Phakathi has helped a homeless man get closer to his dream of opening a spaza shop. Phakathi is always sharing feel-good videos of his philanthropic deeds and in his latest endeavour contributes R10 000 to Raja Brijmohun.
This was made possible with the help of South African artist K.O who was thanked at the end of the video.
The act moved Raja to tears and he shared how he was sitting on the bench praying before BI Phakathi approached him.
“I was sitting on this bench praying because I didn’t know where my next meal was going to come from. I don’t know what to say and can’t believe that this happening. May God bless you,” an emotional Raja shared.
Apart from the R10 000 transfer, Raja was given some food and additional money for transport costs as he was stranded on the beach bench with nowhere to go.
Raja tearfully hugged Phakathi for his help and asked excitedly if he could really go to the bank later that day to withdraw the money to get his supplies and start his shop.
The video which was shared on 3 October has already been viewed over 491 000 times. Many viewers were moved by the kind act and expressed their gratitude to all involved.
“This made me break down in tears, I feel so overwhelmed that we have angels walking with us.. that we don’t realize everyday is a beautiful day and we should rejoice,rejoice and give thanks to the almighty,” Collin Perumal.