A 10-year-old boy in South Africa used his savings to purchase a bicycle for a local gas station attendant.
About two months ago, Vaughn met attendant Tony while his mother, Mandy, was filling up at a gas station in KwaZulu-Natal.
“Vaughn was very sick, and within moments the attendant had him laughing and smiling,” Mandy Fish recalled.
The pair have been friends ever since.
“Since then we regularly visit the station and Vaughn eagerly looks out for his new friend,” she said. “Tony always takes the time to talk to Vaughn about the various bikes we haul to Giba and back and listens so obligingly to him as he chatters away.”
In one of their conversations, Tony asked them to look out for a reasonably priced bike for him. Vaughn promised to find him one.
A few days later, Vaughn asked him mother if he could use his own money to purchase a new bike for Tony.
“Vaughn has been collecting all the silver money around the house for months, saving for a ‘holiday’ for us. One night he came to me and asked if I really wanted a holiday and upon asking why he said he would rather put his savings towards helping Tony get his bike,” Mandy said.
They cracked open his piggy bank and used all the money to buy Tony a bicycle.
“Our children make us proud on so many occasions but today my heart and his is so full of the joy at the kind man’s face as he, rather stunned accepted his gift from this 10 year old boy,” Mandy wrote on Facebook.
“Prawn Fish it will be years until your mom allows you on Facebook but when you do see this post, know that today of all your days on this planet so far my heart is the fullest and most proud of you it’s ever been. Keep being kind, and generous, with your time and money and remember bringing joy to others can bring just as much joy to yourself.”