Nyameba Edem Kofi Yevutsey The touching story of a 'Good Samaritan' who saved a hungry man's life in Ghana

Kofi Yevutsey saw this man lying on the streets and what he did will tell you the world still has better people around.

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The touching story of a 'Good Samaritan' who saved a hungry man's life in Ghana. play

The touching story of a 'Good Samaritan' who saved a hungry man's life in Ghana.

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Social media has had its fair share blames on how millennials behave in recent age.

But there comes a time when the tool can actually be used to get people to know there are still good people around the world.

For Nyameba Edem Kofi Yevutsey, his story on social media platform Facebook could just be described as a 2.0 of the Good Samaritan sermon as narrated in Luke 10 in the Bible.

In a situation where all others assumed and went with the stereotype, Kofi Yevutsey actually cared and eventually saw him touch a life.

This man on the streets was not drunk, just hungry. play

This man on the streets was not drunk, just hungry.


This is how Nyameba Edem Kofi Yevutsey narrates the story:

"My last post as a 34-year-old. I saved a life and I'm proud of it. I was driving by when I saw this guy lying on the floor in the hot sun. Several people passed by him and just pulled out their phones and took pictures. Others insulted him for being a drunkard. But I stopped and got closer and asked what was wrong. With a faint voice, I heard him say "I'm not drunk. I didn't drink any alcohol". I saw in his eyes pain and helplessness. In the hot afternoon sun, I saw that he was shaking as though he felt cold. With the help of the police officer in the picture we carried him to a better place under a tree and gave him water. Then he asked for food and we gave him food. After eating he told us his story.

"His name is Isaac Boateng. A fisherman from Elmina. According to him this day when they go out to sea they don't get any fish. So out of frustration, he came to Tema to find work but after roaming through the city for a week without any success he started begging for food or asking to work - do any work for food. Most people just turned him away and others threatened him. Before he fell and collapsed on the streets of Tema community 11 before I found him he hadn't eaten for 3 days.

A fisherman from Elmina who met his 'saviour' at Tema. play

A fisherman from Elmina who met his 'saviour' at Tema.


"By the grace of God, he is on his way back to Elmina right now with a little extra money in his pocket to keep him going for a few days. Apart from fishing Isaac also is a repairer of damaged bicycle tyres. He has learned his lesson he told me. He promised me he'd stay in Elmina and not come foraging for opportunities in the city anymore. He said to me that the wickedness of the people in Tema surprised him most. Once he gained some strength he became very chatty and I must say I enjoyed the time it spent talking to this human being. I learned today to work harder and to make life better for others with the fruit of my labour. I learned that in everybody is a beautiful soul that needs care and love."

Nyameba Edem Kofi Yevutsey's post has since gone viral and received over 1,300 shares. People are also praising and blessing Nyameba Edem for his kindness.

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