Good Samaritan saves Phumzile van Damme's day
Democratic Alliance MP Phumzile van Damme says her faith in humanity has been restored after an unknown good Samaritan picked up her wedding ring and handed it over to police.
Van Damme took to her Twitter page to explain how distraught she had been at discovering she had lost her ring.
"I cried for a full hour after I couldn’t find my ring in my bag. After a day of bad news‚ I didn’t think I’d ever find my ring again‚ lamenting how unfair the world can be‚" she said.
Van Damme said she headed to the police stationed at the Cape Town International Airport to report the ring missing.
"I went to the police station at CTIA with little hope‚ but‚ there was my ring‚ someone had handed it in. Whoever you are‚ I wish you’d left your details so I could thank you in person. THANK YOU‚" she said.
Yesterday I lost my wedding band. I was devastated when I discovered. I went to the Police Station at CTIA with little hope, but, there was my ring, someone had handed it in. Whoever you are, I wish you’d left your details details so I could thank you in person. THANK YOU. ❤️🙏🏾— Phumzile Van Damme (@zilevandamme) November 7, 2018
"I was proven wrong‚ there is so much goodness in the world‚ and many good‚ honest people. My heart is full."
Several people commented on Van Damme's post. One person joked that if the ring had been lost in parliament‚ it would have never been found.
Luckily you didn’t lose it in Parliament, you’d never have got it back😳😳😃🤣— michael richard (@Master_coach1) November 7, 2018
Another said he was disappointed to learn in this manner that Van Damme was married.
And here I was thinking that me and you would make a cute couple 😏😏— Siseko (@Mag1do) November 7, 2018
Others raised questions over why the ring had been take off.
I took my wedding band off many years ago when I was up to nefarious activities. I'm sure your reasons are much more innocent 😁😁— Godfrey Albertyn (@galbertyn) November 7, 2018
But many agreed that this was proof that good people still existed in South Africa.
We still have a country. That was ubuntu by the person.— Phillip Cwazibe (@Phillip80656582) November 7, 2018
"We still have a country. That was ubuntu‚" one person commented.