Stranger buys boy a keyboard

2012-06-25 11:15

Durban - A 16-year-old Umlazi boy couldn’t believe his luck when a stranger heard him play on a keyboard in a music store and offered to buy it for him.

Shop assistant Michael Lieveaux said the man, a Gauteng businessman in his late 40s, didn’t want to leave his name. He heard the boy play and told him not to stop, reported the Sunday Tribune.

He then apparently told the boy to play on other keyboards and choose the one he liked.

Mpumelelo Khumalo then chose the R13 000 Yamaha DGX-6400.

Khumalo said he had come to the Pavilion Shopping Centre to do some shopping but was drawn to the music store, just playing around on the keyboards.

“When the assistant told me that the man was going to buy it for me I was shocked. I was so thankful I started crying. I could only dream of having such an awesome keyboard,” said an overjoyed Khumalo.

The shop assistant said it was the second time the businessman had bought a keyboard for a boy in his store. The last time, two years ago, the businessman was also impressed by a youngster’s piano playing skills and wouldn’t leave his name or details.

Khumalo, who is a pupil at Amanzimtoti High School, says he plans to pursue music after school.

His older sister Buyi, 20, said this was the happiest day of her brother’s life. “He hasn’t stopped smiling since," she told the Tribune.

  • SNG62 - 2012-06-25 11:21

    Give that man a Bells!

      christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-06-25 11:42

      Now our hungry money munching politicians that the way its done.

      monty.pulumo - 2012-06-25 12:30

      i say give that man a GPS!...i am here at Woodlands mall,at the music store too ahahahha

      allen.bullard.9 - 2012-06-25 12:35

      Awesome!!! What a fantastic story!!! Now, everyone who reads this article and posts a comment - how can you make it a better day for someone? I'm going to do something for someone today! Pay it forward!!

      Kala - 2012-06-25 13:08

      A triumph of Capatalism over communism. Give the man a Johnny Blue

  • Moi - 2012-06-25 11:33

    Wow! What an awesome thing to do for someone you don't know and will probably never see again! Well done Sir!

  • LaBlue - 2012-06-25 11:33

    So glad to read an article that puts a smile on my face for change.

  • Penny - 2012-06-25 11:35

    Happy Days!! Some good news at last. Wondered what my soul has been missing...

  • arthur.halse - 2012-06-25 11:37

    SO it is true. Miracles do still happen. Whoever you are Sir, well done.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-06-25 11:39

    Now this I believe is what a true South African is, I have seen us do some amazing stuff... Well done to you Sir. If you have wealth, share it freely at your discretion, it will come back to you..

  • mandilakhe.nompehle - 2012-06-25 11:39

    Wow.... Good news,

  • nick.hill.52493 - 2012-06-25 11:47

    Thank you sir ... for bringing good news to our normally miserable media reports !

  • khanyi.khanyisile.92 - 2012-06-25 11:47

    We need more stories like this, may the Almigty bless the businessman.

  • khanyi.khanyisile.92 - 2012-06-25 11:48

    We need more stories like this may the ALMIGHTY BLESS BUSINESS MAN

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-25 11:53

    Great to read this article. What a lucky lad.

  • Johan De Beer - 2012-06-25 11:53


  • damonsb - 2012-06-25 11:58

    Now this is news that i enjoyed reading.Thank you Mr for you love and God bless.

  • Darren - 2012-06-25 11:59

    Faith in humanity restored... well.. a little bit at least. ^^

  • ambauli - 2012-06-25 12:03

    Now these are the only miracles I believe in. When one human selflessly helps another. Miracle of god? Whassat?

      Woofie - 2012-06-25 13:36

      That's the way to live your life, PAY IT FORWARD. Great to read some good news for a change.

  • andile.nokhetshe - 2012-06-25 12:04

    A feel good story indeed #heart warming#

  • andile.nokhetshe - 2012-06-25 12:04

    A feel good story indeed #heart warming#

  • graememole - 2012-06-25 12:08

    Love that! lets have more of this in the news please

  • Gavin - 2012-06-25 12:09

    do not for the sake of reward, just do - zuma, take note.

  • Arthur - 2012-06-25 12:21

    Wow! Can't believe I see some thumbs down for this heart warming story. Very well done Sir, you will be blessed.

  • keshnee.vinesh - 2012-06-25 12:28

    It is moments like these that restore faith in our humanity :-)

  • Other - 2012-06-25 12:30

    Well done good Samaritan......Good to see that where there are people out there with the means, they are willing to help those without. Nice story for a change.

  • VaMbozha - 2012-06-25 12:42

    We need more people like you in SA

  • Michelle - 2012-06-25 12:45

    Wow, what an amazing gift !!! Makes the heart warm and fuzzy to read an article like this. Hoping the man is richly blessed and that we can all learn from this article.

  • muzi.myeni - 2012-06-25 12:52

    Wow! Nw its up 2 the boy hw far he can get wt that keyboard. As for the \stranger\ I wish I knw his address so that I can deliver the case of Bell's. God owes u 'Stranger'.

  • muzi.myeni - 2012-06-25 12:53

    Wow! Nw its up 2 the boy hw far he can get wt that keyboard. As for the \stranger\ I wish I knw his address so that I can deliver the case of Bell's. God owes u 'Stranger'.

  • chris.booise - 2012-06-25 12:58

    There are definitely still some good people with good hearts out there.

  • daniel.mogale.58 - 2012-06-25 14:28

    i wish i could do the same 1 day

  • theunis.botha.96 - 2012-06-25 15:23

    Angels amongst us.

  • Msika - 2012-06-25 16:27

    Now that's what I call a true South African patriot. Hopefully this boy will not to sell this keybord.

  • Karen - 2012-06-25 16:36

    Finally a "good news" story! We need more of these type of stories instead of endless politics and bad news! 100 points to the nameless gentleman for his kindness which will never be forgotten by this young man :-)

  • pamela.kimberg - 2012-06-25 16:44

    Angels among us.

  • amotloenya1 - 2012-06-25 20:30

    God richly bless u sir what u did was more than a\r\nwesome

  • prince.marule - 2012-06-25 23:52

    MAYBE there is a god...

  • saki.marais - 2012-06-26 03:23

    now THIS is more the type of stories i like to see in the paper. great story!!

  • mondli.botha.7 - 2012-06-26 05:04

    Sholy that boy will neva 4get this 4 da rest of his lyf. That's good news.

  • siliziwem - 2012-06-26 06:51

    that was Chuck Norris!

  • lucky.mathibela - 2012-06-26 08:11

    this is a beautiful story to read.another dream has come true.

  • lskosana3 - 2012-06-26 08:13

    This is soo sweet!

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-06-26 11:12

    If money wasn't so scarce yet important, we would all be able to treat each other in this regard.

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