When the world shelled out: infectious acts of kindness that ...

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When the world shelled out: infectious acts of kindness that went viral

Good deeds that have made it big on social media – and have been generously rewarded

Tswelopele Maputla

So, it turns out your primary school teachers weren’t scamming you when they said it’s cool to be kind. Being a decent person can actually change your fortune too. For Cape Town petrol attendant Nkosikho Mbele, shelling out R100 to help a stranger pay for her petrol not only saw him trend for days, but he’s also had the opportunity to choose a charity to which Shell will donate R500,000.

Here are three other times a good deed has paid off recently:

• Hester Beukes, a grandmother from Cape Town, was saving her pension money to attend her granddaughter’s graduation in Pretoria. When Inge Beukes’s appreciation post for her gran went viral on Twitter, travel companies offered to help the 73-year-old fly to the University of Pretoria for the ceremony...

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