Facebook user JayJay Murray took to social media to tell the story of John, who was living on a bench close to the their latest job in London
Facebook user JayJay Murray took to social media to tell the story of John, who was living on a bench close to the their latest job in London.
‘John’ was sleeping on a park bench when the roofers offered him some work
The kind roofers bought him a Burger King meal
He worked hard and the roofers paid him £70
JayJay, who works for Empire UPVC & Roofing Specialists in Waltham Cross, a town just north of the capital, wrote: “We brought him a cup of tea early in the morning and offered him to come and help the next day.
“He was first on site and worked non-stop, I have never seen anyone so happy to be at work!
“Got him Burger King for lunch and set him back on his way around London.
“He said £15 will be fine, that this would get him through the week but the boys had a whip round and he set off with £70 at 1pm and asked when he could come back.
“His gratitude was a real eye opener. Keep going John, got to be something good around the corner. “Nobody willing to work should be living on the streets.”
John told the roofers: “Thanks brothers it’s the most love I’ve ever had.”
He told the roofers he had never been treated with such kindness
John was keen to come back and help the roofers
The post quickly went viral. One user said: “Many homeless are there due to circumstances beyond their control and would like nothing better to be working and paying their own bills.
“Stay strong and a great story of good humankind.”
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Kayley Olsson, from Iowa, won praise from thousands of strangers after she posted before and after photos of the girl’s hair on her Facebook page.
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