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A man in Chichester, England, was left stunned after a group of people he helped in the past thanked him in a special way.
Steven Payne loves to help homeless people in his local community.
When his homeless friend, Paul told him how difficult his life was as a homeless, Payne decided to help the homeless.
He bought an original space hopper from the 1970s and planned a trip across the Swiss mountain range.
He experienced heatstroke, a punctured hopper, and a twisted knee during his 17-day-long journey.
After completing his journey, Payne shared a video explaining why he did all this.
“I just try to encourage people to approach homeless people and see if they can help at all,” he said.
“And I know they’re slightly intimidating. They can be quite grumpy, but who wouldn’t be grumpy if you live in a shop doorway.”
After coming back from his 17-day-long journey, Payne met his friend Paul.
“When I next saw Paul, his life had picked up a little; he now had a toe-hold in a shelter,” Payne told The Guardian.
“But we both knew his struggle was grueling compared with my self-imposed one.”
A few months later, Payne shared on his Facebook that he would continue to help the homeless. He wrote:
“Most of the local homeless people know that on a Monday I will be in town if they need anything out of the ordinary and have a good reason, and I make sure I am fairly easy to spot….not difficult if you travel on a penny farthing,”
On March 25, 2019, a group of homeless he helped in the past, decided to thank him for his selfless work.
When he was in the city, they surprised Payne by paying for his lunch at Subway.
It left him overwhelmed. He wrote on his Facebook: “They had all been saving up, and I was a bit overwhelmed to get the offer. They all made a point of wearing the clothes, boots, hats, and shoes I (and you) have been able to buy them over the winter to keep warm and dry.”
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