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He Helped Her Many Years Ago, Today, It’s Her Turn To Help Him! We Are So Touched By This Story Of Kindness

   

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Kindness is like a seed planted today, which grows into a big tree that provides a shade tomorrow. We read this story on @DANGposts  and decided to share.

A woman was stranded at a eatery many years ago but a man, Mr.Kola came to her aid. Some days ago, she met Mr.Kola again but this time, in a sad condition. She remembered the help he rendered to her that year and decided it was her turn to help him.

This story will make you cry.

Read her story below

I was in my 2nd year in Uni and I had just moved houses. I went to Eko Idumota to buy house stuff for my new apartment. After a long day of shopping, I dragged myself to Mr Biggs Marina. It was after I had ordered, that I found out that my wallet and phone had been stolen.

I immediately told the lady attendant I wasn’t able to pay as my wallet had been stolen. She began to raise her voice at me, that this was a familiar act and I should “gerrof”. A gentle man who was also taking his order decided to pay for my food. His name is Mr. Kola.

Mr. Kola also dropped me off at Ikeja and gave me money for transportation to get home. I insisted he gave me his number. When I got home, I told my mama about him and she called him to pray for him and begged him to please pay us a visit. Mr. Kola visited us twice.

Today, at a gas station in Gbagada, I saw Mr. Kola. Only that he was seated on the floor, a slate of fake CDs beside him, he looked like he was resting. As soon as my car parked to purchase fuel, he jumped up to market his goods to me. I was beyond shocked.

Not like Mr. Kola was rich but he was doing alright. For me to see him selling CDs today left me with an indescribable feeling. I put down my window and I smiled at him, waited for him to recognise me but he didn’t. So I said, “Mr. Kola, you can’t remember me?”

He pushed up his hat, moved closer, scanned my face and eventually shook his head. “No ma. I can’t remember ma.” Wow! So I introduced myself and reminded him of our encounter. Mr. Kola put his slate down, stretched his hands towards me and I quickly grabbed them.

As he opened his mouth to speak, he became lost for words and instead, he cried, silently. “Oh, Mr. Kola, don’t cry.” I said, tears already filled my eyes and I let them pour. It was all just so sad. I made Mr. Kola sit with me in the car as we parked away from the fuel pump.

Mr. Kola told me about how he’s strived to make ends meet for himself and his daughter. His wife and son died in a house fire. He asked me to call my mama, that he would like to hear her voice, that he would like her to pray for him. I told him that we lost her years ago.

I asked him how old his daughter is now, he said she’s 19 and in LASU. I Let Mr. Kola know I’ll pay for her tuition and feeding till she graduates. Life has hit Mr. Kola hard but God put me in his path today.  Mr. Kola will be fine too. I’m happy to make sure of it.

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29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. Bolanle Asagun Olugbemi

    Bolanle Asagun Olugbemi

    January 14, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    God bless you both.

  2. Amaka Obi Ubah

    Amaka Obi Ubah

    January 14, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    That is what I call LIFE

  3. Adenike Lawal

    Adenike Lawal

    January 14, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    What goes around comes around

  4. Uche Nnaji

    Uche Nnaji

    January 14, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Such is life

  5. Rebecca Enomfom Ekerenam

    Rebecca Enomfom Ekerenam

    January 14, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    God bless you jare

  6. Zainab Sambo

    Zainab Sambo

    January 14, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    That’s very thoughtful of u.life is just a circle

  7. Oluwafunke Joshua Akiode

    Oluwafunke Joshua Akiode

    January 14, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    May God continue to bless u both!

  8. Temitope Bisiriyu

    Temitope Bisiriyu

    January 14, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    May God place us all on the right paths to meet with our helpers. In Jesus name.

  9. Happiness Ekiuwa

    Happiness Ekiuwa

    January 14, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    It pays to b good

  10. Olajumoke Egbeola

    Olajumoke Egbeola

    January 14, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Now this is one good turn deserving another! It pays to do good.

  11. Lami J Udie

    Lami J Udie

    January 14, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Thank you for letting God use you.

  12. Wabi Kanyiri

    Wabi Kanyiri

    January 14, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    God bless this lady🙏🏾.

  13. Samira Adubazi

    Samira Adubazi

    January 14, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    This is life in a summary! 🙏

  14. Christabel Ogheneyoma

    Christabel Ogheneyoma

    January 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    May the Lord bless you

  15. Aguni Hilda Garba

    Aguni Hilda Garba

    January 14, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    How can someone cut onions on my bed for no reason? Why???

  16. Folakemi Owolabi Ogungbe

    Folakemi Owolabi Ogungbe

    January 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Awwwh

  17. Abimbola Aigbedion

    Abimbola Aigbedion

    January 14, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    God bless you.

  18. Joseph Eddie

    Joseph Eddie

    January 14, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    So touching

  19. Charity Joshua

    Charity Joshua

    January 14, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Chai!!!! God will bless u sis.

  20. Ngozi Uwabafor

    Ngozi Uwabafor

    January 14, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    God bless you

  21. Eila Davis Ihuoma

    Eila Davis Ihuoma

    January 14, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    One good turn

  22. Jane Nkechi

    Jane Nkechi

    January 14, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    God bless you dear

  23. Daisi Moses

    Daisi Moses

    January 14, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Wonderful

  24. Mary Mildred

    Mary Mildred

    January 14, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    God bless you 🙏

  25. Olabisi Dairo

    Olabisi Dairo

    January 14, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Weldone my sister may God continue to lift up your hands

  26. Oluwaseyi Abiodun

    Oluwaseyi Abiodun

    January 14, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    God bless u dear

  27. Judith Ifechukwude Adegbemi-Ajayi

    Judith Ifechukwude Adegbemi-Ajayi

    January 15, 2019 at 10:22 am

    God bless you for remembering a little kind act

  28. adaoma2008@yahoo.com'

    Ada

    January 16, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    God bless you so much

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