Blatant honesty by man begging at traffic lights earns him R50

Blatant honesty by man begging at traffic lights earns him R50

Why lie when you can be honest and be rewarded for it?

Man standing at the traffic lights with placard begging
Man standing at the traffic lights with placard begging/TikTok Screenshot/@caseynicolecross

We are not unfamiliar with people resorting to begging at the traffic lights in our beloved country. 

For many, this is the only way they feel they can ask for help. For others, it is something of a job, but that's not a topic we wish to delve into right now. 

As the saying goes, 'Honesty is the best policy', so this man decided to test this theory out and it worked in his favour.

That's not always the case, but his energy can be appreciated. 

In a video that was shared to TikTok, we see a man standing at the traffic lights holding a placard that reads: "Why lie? Need R20 for a beer."

The person videoing from the vehicle parked at the red light was quite entertained by the man and his antics worked in his favour. 

Watch the video below and see what happens, courtesy of TikTok

@caseynicolecross I love his honesty! 🤣🎊 he literally made my day ❤️🥂 #capetown #capetownsouthafrica #foryoupage #fypシ゚viral #foryou ♬ Okusalayo - Lindough

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The TikToker, Casey Nicole Cross, shared that she loved his honesty and that was evident with the R50 she gave him.  

People took this as their opportunity to share the funny placards they have seen in and around South Africa. 

  • "Have you seen the one of "wife kidnapped by ninjas need money for karate lessons"
  • "Very creative and attention grabbing. I don't think he will actually buy a beer, he just had to set himself apart from the rest."
  • "I will give him R100 just for telling the truth"
  • "Where is this guy?.....i want to buy him a crate of black label beer...."

We guess honesty is the best policy after all...

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