In a story which has been circulated widely on social media this week, a stranger paid an IDF soldier’s debt when he heard her crying down the phone to the Electric Company on the train.
The soldier was begging the company not to disconnect her electricity, explaining that she couldn’t pay them until her mother received a check for financial aid from National Insurance, but they insisted that she must pay.
At this point something amazing happened.
A passenger, Ofir Yitzchak heard this and – in the words of their fellow passenger (you can see her original Facebook post here):
The man who doesn’t have Facebook, but does have the greatest soul I’ve ever come across! Today, during my usual routine, I get on the train that leaves Lod at 16:27 on the way home from the base, and I take a seat by the window, put on earphones and relax from the day. Suddenly, I hear a young soldier girl like myself, subsisting on a soldier’s salary – a soldier who is the only child of a single mother — who is begging the electric company not to cut off the electricity until her mother receives her financial aid check from national insurance… But they are impervious and disconnect her electricity anyway. She is crying hysterically and suddenly an angel appeared and “grabbed” her phone, pays from out of his pocket the not-so-small sum of 1950 shekel (about $500)… and does this all with immense love for the young girl, just so she can feel at ease…
I get off the train with hope and faith in people. There are still those who do things for others without expecting anything in return. I was left with my mouth hanging open, speechless, and full of a sense of pride in being a part of this nation that galvanizes to help others during times of distress. Friends, share this post, so that it reaches people who know this amazing guy so they can be filled with pride as well. (Translation based on this Algemeiner article)
Wow, wow, wow.
מי כעמך ישראל