The good deed you do today for a brother or sister in need will come back to you some day, for humanity is a circle indeed,

American screenplay writer, Robert Alan Aurthur.

It’s that time of month again, the last Friday of each month when bloggers from around the world post a good news story, showing humanity in action. It was difficult to choose just one but the one I’ve chosen touched me to the core. It shows a gogo (grandmother) carrying on her shoulders a bag of goods to deliver to those affected by Cyclone Idai, the one that has caused so much death, devastation and displacement to those living in Mocambique and bordering countries, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The visibly elderly woman identified as Gogo (grandmother) walked from Mbare to deliver her Cyclone Idai donations in Highlands, Harare.

She couldn’t afford the taxi fare so she walked –

This saying of the header to my post came to life after an elderly woman in Zimbabwe walked over 12 kilometres to deliver aid donations to victims of Cyclone Idai.ย She was recognised and offered a lifetime reward. “She gave more than us all. What she did is one of the most remarkable acts of compassion I have ever seen” said the billionaire Strive Masiyiwa.

Read more:ย https://briefly.co.za/26730-billionaire-offers-house-gogo-carried-donation-idai-victims.html#26730
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37 Comments on #WATWB Grandmother walking to deliver donation

  1. What an amazing story, Susan. I’m so pleased that good has come out of it for Gogo, too. I’m sure it was the last thing she expected. Thanks for sharing. There is light in the world.

    • I like that you say ‘the last thing that she expected’ – yes, she had no expectations of anything, she was doing what she was being .. thanks for coming by and the reminder of the lamps that abide in the simplest of people ..

  2. Hi Susan – as everyone has said … an amazing woman – so thoughtful when her needs are almost as great. The world and its people is a wonderful place. I’d never heard of Shrive Masiyiwa … so was very interested to read more about him and his help for orphans in southern Africa and his philanthropy … ‘Gogo’ put us to shame with her generosity of goods and deeds … extraordinary – thanks for posting … loved the read – cheers Hilary

  3. A beautiful find Susan. Truly, the world could use more Gogos, and those with money who can help those who are selfless and risk their own health and life to help others. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • May the Gogos always be there to guide us Debby. I agree this was a touching story. Thank you for coming by ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Truly one of the best sharing I have read – so sensitive, kind, and compassionate – I bow to this grandma and pray for abundant blessings… the world needs people like her, thanks for sharing such a lovely post.

    • Thanks Genevive – truly a wonderful grandmother Gogo. May her blessings be multiplied! Thank you for coming by Genevive xx

  5. Thanks for sharing this touching story, Susan. It reminds me how giving and compassionate people can be; her unselfish desire to help no matter what the physical cost to herself inspires me and gives me hope. I’m so glad that rich person heard about this elderly lady and is helping her!

    • Thanks Liz for coming by! An act of utter unselfishness. And amazing about her unexpected reward that, in the first instance she couldn’t afford the taxi fare to deliver her donations –

  6. Beautiful grandma carrying gifts of love, hope, and food. Thanks for your article and the links. There is so much suffering–and there are compassionate souls who don’t forget to help. I imagine Gogo saying a prayer every step of the way.

    • Thanks Elaine for coming by – yes, it is a lovely story of compassion in action. How lovely to imagine her saying a prayer every step of the way ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Gogo is a fantastic woman of loving others…to the point of walking that sack on her head for 12 kilometers. I’m not sure I could have done that myself (physically), so I applaud her for caring so much about others that she’s willing to walk the distance. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story, Susan!

    • Thanks Mary for coming by! African women are used to carrying loads on their backs and shoulders, like lugging water buckets and wood – this is not to diminish Gogoโ€™s actions in any way. I certainly could not have done it. She is a wonderful example of wanting and being willing to help no matter the hardship –

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring story Susan! I was delighted to read how this grandmother (gogo) received worldwide acknowledgment and a life time reward, so richly deserved! Many thanks for also including the other #WATWB participants links, I’ll check their stories out in the next few days. Have a great weekend! Love and light, Deborah.

    • A rich reward for her rich heart indeed Deborah! Iโ€™ll stop by the other #WATWB stories this weekend; they are always so inspiring –

  9. An elderly woman walking far to help – compassion in action. Thanks for the encouragement this Friday morning. More power to her, and to you, Susan!

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