An act of kindness has touched the hearts of thousands of people around the world following a recent post on Facebook. The story went viral after a Liverpool fan explained how he took a homeless Everton fan to Goodison to watch the Blues.
The Reds fan, Ross Jenkins, wrote: “So this is a picture of me on the left and Darren (a homeless guy from Liverpool). Every day on my way to work I see Darren. He says hello, we have a chat, and I go get him a cup of coffee. He’s a massive Everton fan and I’m a massive Liverpool fan, but we always have good banter about the football.
Darren used to have a job, and a girlfriend, but he lost all that after his girlfriend died and he went into depression. Now he lives on the streets in Liverpool.
So I decided that instead of spending money on stupid things at Christmas (like cards and expensive food) I’d use the money to get Darren and I tickets to an EVERTON match. When I told him he burst out crying and gave me the best hug ever. We had a great time at the match and he was so grateful (he even offered to buy the coffee this time).
Anyway, the reason I’m posting this today is that Darren is no longer on the streets. He’s got a council flat and is working part time. Last week he had me round for dinner. I’m so proud of him.
I posted this story to show you that a little bit of kindness can go so far and help get someone on the right track again. I used to drink coffee with Darren on the streets, then I did it at Goodison Park, and now we drink it in his flat.”
It just goes to show that, in Liverpool, You’ll Never Walk Alone!