Saturday, March 12, 2016

A father's duty, even if he's homeless

Today's crumb comes from London, England. Last week, Nicole Sedgebeerof Milton Keynes travelled to London for a night on the town. By the time she returned to Euston Station, she'd missed the last train home. Even worse, the station doors were locked for the night. Not sure what to do, she gathered enough courage to approach a homeless man in a sleeping bag near the station and told him, "I'm not from around here. Is there another way to get inside the station?" He said no, but offered to take her to a nearby cafe for coffee, since it was not safe for her to be on the streets alone at night. He said his name was Mark.

                                                                                     Nicole Sedgebeer / Facebook
After chatting over coffee, Mark said he had to go retrieve his sleeping bag, but promised to return in time to walk her to the station when it opened at 5 a.m. She waited, but finally decided he'd never return and started for the station alone. She was surprised when she suddenly saw him running toward her. "Not only did he return, but he had to ride a bus to come get me," she said. She was so thankful that she posted "Mark's very first selfie" on her Facebook page. How did homeless Mark feel about his good deed? "It was a father's duty to get another man's daughter home safe," he said.

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