“People like you excite me...”

2016-01-28 06:00
 Top: Where Andrea found the wallet. The cash

Top: Where Andrea found the wallet. The cash

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An inspiring South African story has been doing the rounds on social media over the weekend about a misplaced wallet and the search to find the owner…

Khayelitsha actress Andrea Sebe Labenguni Dondolo posted a message on Friday saying:

“So at the airport behind our car, guess what I find as I am about to load my luggage. A wallet left on the trolley – licence, money and all.

Am busy trying to track its owner now, wanna give him in his hand. Will track him till I find him.”

Dondolo added four photos showing the money found, a photo presumed to be of the wallet’s owner, and his Makro card.

Several people offered advice on how to track him down – his facebook page didn’t seem to be active – but one facebook user Wiz Escobar soon reported that he had called Makro and made a connection with the owner, Carel N.

Within an hour and a half of her first post – which has been shared over 13,000 times…

Dondolo reported “Got him, thank you Wiz…we meeting him later to hand him his riches, poor man.”

Within a day, she posted photos of the “reunion” saying “Happy ending wallet and owner reunited in Pretoria

Friends and facebook followers posted messages congratulating Andrea for her spirit of uBuntu with one, Mnoza N. saying “you represent everything that is good, kind, honest. People like you excite me and make me feel we’ll be ok, our future in this country is ok!”

After she posted the photo of her meeting with the wallet owner, one friend Manhunki H. said:

“What a beautiful picture I see here, can’t hold my tears with happiness as if it’s me who is getting my wallet back, big up my friend I bow to you…”

Andrea wrote: “#Rise the consciousness movement is active.”

Meanwhile Dondolo has been nominated as a Lead SA Hero for her efforts to track down the wallet owner.

“ The Lead SA Hero Award is bestowed on active citizens who make a difference in the lives of others and/or in their communities. Andrea’ s act of kindness has been inspiring to others and we would like to recognise her for it,” said Marisa Oosthuizen co-ordinator of Crime Line and Lead SA Coordinator

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