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There are certain prejudices and presumptions in people’s mind when looking at a homeless person. Most people ignore their presence, largely because they are looked down upon for not being economically sound. But London-resident Nicole Sedgebeer’s perception of the homeless completely changed after an incident that happened on the night of March 3.
Sharing her experience on Facebook, Sedgebeer narrated an episode where a homeless guy, Mark, helped her when she was stranded at night after missing the last train home. Mark not only walked her to a safe café, he came back early morning to walk her back to the station safely.
“This man who I probably would’ve 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! I hope this story makes people look twice when they see a homeless person,” she wrote.
Thanks to Mark and Sedgebeer, the post has gone viral with over 6,000 shares. In the comments section of the post, Sedgebeer said how she asked Mark why he did it, to which, he responded, “it was a father’s duty to get another man’s daughter home safe.”
Here’s to humanity.