A London woman took to Facebook to praise a homeless man who helped her after she missed her train back home.
A night out on the town for Nicole Sedgebeer could have had a disastrous ending. On March 3, the 21-year-old missed the last train back home from Euston and found herself stranded with no place to go.
Sedgebeer was on the verge of tears when a homeless man named Mark approached her. He told her about an all-night cafe where she could stay until the next morning.
Mark told Sedgebeer he had to go pick up his sleeping bag but promised he would come back to take her to the train at 5 a.m.
Sedgebeer was not convinced that Mark would come back for her, but he did. He even took a bus out of his way to meet up with her.
To thank Mark for his kindness, Sedgebeer took a selfie with him and posted it on Facebook on March 4. She wrote:
I hope this story makes people look twice when they see a homeless person. Last night I missed my last train home and when I finally got to Euston to wait till the morning, the station was locked. Just as I was about to burst into drunken tears I met my homeless friend Mark.
He said he would take me to a cafe that was open as it was too dangerous to walk by myself. He left me after a coffee and a chat and explained that he had to go get his sleeping bag but he would be back at 5 to walk me back to the station…
It got past 5 and he was a no show. As I got round the corner my homeless friend Mark was running down the street towards me. Not only did he turn up but he had to get a bus to come get me. This man who I probably would of avoided eye contact with if he asked for spare change, completely changed such a negative event into the most eye opening event in my life. Mark you are one special man, I will never look down on a homeless person again. This was also his first ever selfie!
Sedgebeer’s post was shared more than 1,800 times in just three days.
“When I asked him why he did it he said it was a father’s duty to get another man’s daughter home safe,” Sedgebeer told Metro UK.