We‘re living in unprecedented times – riots, looting and a pandemic – the future right now is uncertain. But one thing we can be certain of is the countless good-hearted South Africans who are willing to go above and beyond despite their own hardships.
Trace Van Der Merwe is the owner of Thirst Bar Services, an establishment based in Durban that has been restricted from operating during the current Level 4 regulations.
So, what does one do with all that unused stock? Well, help the community, of course! Trace has certainly put his stock to good use by loading a couple of cooler boxes filled with cooldrinks onto the back of his bakkie.
Loaded with plenty of refreshing drinks and his beaming generosity, Trace spent the day dropping off some much-needed hydration to the first responders who are monitoring the violence that is currently gripping KZN.
With no shop around them open, we can only imagine what a welcome sight Trace and his cooler boxes must have been.
Traces mother-in-law, Lynley Clarke was certainly singing his praises, saying:
“My son in law, Trace Van Der Merwe, owns Thirst Bar Services company in Durban, KZN, which can’t trade anyway, so he has just driven around dropping off cold drinks for first responders to the present public violence, as no shops are open for them to buy themselves a cold drink or water and they’ve been on duty since early – all finding ways to help. #proudmotherinlaw #itsthethoughtthatcounts #thirstbarservices “
We may not be a proud mother-in-law, but we‘re certainly proud South Africans!