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newsTimesLive reports on a social media post, which went viral after originally having been posted on 10 December, about how one motorist’s selfless act of ubuntu saved a petrol attendant from losing his job.  

The motorist‚ Brian Dawson‚ said he and his family had been on a 700km long trip when they needed to refuel in Vaalwater in Limpopo.  “We were served by a petrol attendant who said he would have to leave his job coz [sic] he couldn’t read anymore.  He battled to see the buttons on the swipe machine‚” wrote Dawson.  He went on to explain:  “I handed my reading glasses to Petrus.  He put them on and beamed.  He could read again.  He proudly read out the amount on the machine.  I told him to keep the glasses. He says he’s young again and doesn’t need to retire anymore.”  Dawson posted a picture of the petrol attendant in his new glasses.

  • A short report by Naledi Shange is at TimesLive


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