If you've ever missed the last train home, you know the sense of horror and dread that comes with it. That's what happened to Nicole Sedgebeer when she was trying to get back home after a night out, only to find that when she arrived at Euston station in London, UK her train had already left and the station was shut.
The next train wasn't until the next morning and being over 50 miles from home, a taxi wasn't really an option. It's a situation that's especially daunting for a young woman and potentially dangerous too.
Nicole's next step was to just break down and cry, and probably pretend none of it was happening and go to her happy place. But fortunately for her a very helpful and caring homeless man called Mark saw she was in a tricky situation and stepped in to help.
He ensured she had somewhere safe to go until her next train, walking her to a nearby all-night cafe where she could wait it out. He had to dash off to get his sleeping bag, but promised he'd be back at 5AM to take her back to the station. And he lived up to his promise, because he's the nicest guy ever.
"When I asked him why he did it he said it was a father’s duty to get another man’s daughter home safe," Nicole said. It also made Nicole rethink her views on the homeless. "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."
She wants other people to be more considerate too, so she shared her experience to the world, posting the following to Facebook.