Boxers are tough people - but they have their soft spots too.
National mini flyweight holder Tshepo Lefele; ABU welterweight titlist Chris van Heerden; their trainer, the tough-as-nails Nick Durandt; and his assistant Damien Durandt all cried like babies during their surprise visit to the disabled people at the United Cerebral Palsy Association of SA.
The mere sight got the better of them.
"Life is unfair," mourned Lefele. Nick added: "When you see people in this mental and physical condition you begin to respect and appreciate life more."
Nick, Lefele, Van Heerden, Damien, WBC International featherweight champion Jeffrey Mathebula, SA super bantamweight titlist Macbute Sinyabi, national junior middleweight king Vincent Vuma, former WBC International junior flyweight holder Phumzile Matyhila, former SA super featherweight champion Godfrey Nzimande, Michael van Heerden and Rudi Bruwer delivered food parcels, caps and wrist watches.
Their benevolent gesture coincided with a Christmas party at the Garden of Eden in Rosettenville.