The events of this story took place in South Africa.
Monet van Deventer, a 21-year-old girl, worked as an account manager in a company while studying for a bachelor’s degree in commerce.
Urged to reach her customers in time, she arrived at the Firgrove Shell petrol station, but revealed that she had forgotten her bank card.
So, the kind gas station employee named Mbele, decided to come to the aid of the young woman and he paid 6.31 dollars for her gasoline so that she could arrive at her work.
For Mbele, a 28-year-old who earned around $74 a week and was married with two children, the money paid for a stranger was a significant sum.
A very grateful Monet, a few days later, returned to the same gas station, bringing chocolates for the kind-hearted man. But that was not all.
Monet shared this story on his Facebook page and many people learned of the young man’s act of generosity.
The post went viral and several internet users wanted to help the boy with a heart of gold. So a student organized a fundraiser and people raised nearly $94,000.
Firgrove Shell employers also decided to reward him themselves.
They nominated the young man as the company’s South African nominee for the Regional Excellent Service Award and announced that they would donate $35,000.
The award was officially presented during a ceremony.
And now Mbele could buy a house and her children could get a good education.
“I don’t believe this happened just because of my service to an unknown woman, indeed it is a work of God,” Mbele said.