In a world where everyone's on social media, we sure are a disconnected bunch of individuals. But every now and again a touching show of humanity shines through to remind us that we're all on this earth together - and sometimes, just sometimes, humans can be alright.
Case in point: a chip shop owner over in Blyth, Northumberland, caught everyone's attention for his heartwarming gesture aimed at a homeless person he spotted rooting through the bins.
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Shad Saleem, the owner of Gino's Fish Inn, noticed a shadowy figure seemingly searching for food inside the chippy's bins when checking up on the CCTV footage.
Being the evidently caring guy that he is, Shad was worried for the welfare of the person who was going to desperate lengths in search of a meal.
Not knowing how to get in contact, he left a moving note in which he offers a helping hand to the unnamed individual.
The note states: "Dear human being, if you are the person going through our bins for your next meal then how about you pop in and I'll give you a bottle of water and a little snack for free, you are worth more than a meal from a bin.
"We may also be able to direct you to facilities in the town that may help you."
It warms the cockles of the heart, doesn't it?
It was Shad's buddy Dang Vuong who spotted the message and decided to let people know about the kind gesture by sharing a picture on Facebook.
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He said: "Shad said he'd seen someone on the security camera, and he thought if the person walks past again hopefully he can help him.
"Seeing something like that proves how much poverty is still happening, it's quite shocking. I think people forget how much poverty there is, now more so than ever.
"Shad's always been like that, so it doesn't surprise me that he'd want to help.
"There are a lot of people in Blyth who do that sort of thing, it's a real community of people who are really trying to stick by each other."
Since posted the pic, there has been an outpouring of love aimed at Shad, with one commenter writing: "Faith in humanity restored."
Hats off to the chippy owner, but more importantly, here's hoping the homeless individual in question catches wind of the note and goes in to seek help. As Shad himself said, they are worth more than a meal from a bin.
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