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Dad Takes Off Jeans And Gives Them To Shivering Rough Sleeper

Rebecca Shepherd

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Dad Takes Off Jeans And Gives Them To Shivering Rough Sleeper

Featured Image Credit: MEN Media

A selfless dad took off his jeans and gave them to a homeless man who was shivering outside a petrol station.

Johny Hindle was worried about the rough sleeper who wore shorts in the cold outside the filling station in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

Johny removing his pants. Credit: MEN Media
Johny removing his pants. Credit: MEN Media

'Without thinking', the dad took off his own trousers and insisted the man, who he was later told was called Vinnie, kept them.

His fiancée Courrie Webster said she is incredibly proud of him, adding he is a 'role model' for their young children.

Recalling the incident earlier this week, she said: "We had just been Christmas shopping and we had been speaking on the way to the petrol station about how freezing it was and how we couldn't wait to get home and get warm.

"Then we saw a man sat on the step outside the petrol station with his dog. At first we thought he was just sat there until we saw the petrol station worker come out and give him some food and a drink.

"When I mentioned what I saw to Johny, we decided to give him some money so he could buy some hot food to keep warm. It was only when Johny got speaking to him he told him that a woman had taken his pants home to wash for him and was bringing them back tomorrow so he had a clean pair.

"Then Johny, without hesitation, took his own jeans off and gave him his pants. He said he can't stay outside in that weather with no pants.

"Luckily Johny, since I've known him, has always worn shorts under his pants and I'd never understood why. I'm now seeing why, as one day this was supposed to happen."

Johny and Courrie. Credit: MEN Media
Johny and Courrie. Credit: MEN Media

The act of kindness was witnessed by passerby Becky Haigh. She said: "It was so lovely, I just went to fill up at the petrol station. I saw (Vinnie) sat there with his dog.

"I saw someone give him something. When I came out I saw the man taking his jeans off, he gave them to (the homeless man). He had shorts on underneath.

"My little girl was crying, she was so overwhelmed by the kindness of it all. I have never seen anyone do anything so kind, that took it to a whole new level."

Courrie said Vinnie said he would have to rehome his dog as he was unable to access accommodation with a pet.

She added: "It broke our hearts as we can imagine this is his only companion whilst on the streets. Me and my eldest Lola were welling up, we were unbelievably proud of what we had just seen (Johny) do - especially Lola. She was amazed."

Credit: MEN Media
Credit: MEN Media

The family got back into the car and decided to pick up some clothes from home to give to the homeless man.

They sorted trainers, jumpers, tops, a coat, some underwear and toiletries and a warm blanket for his dog, as well as a flask of hot soup and some snacks in the suitcase to see him through.

Courrie went on to explain: "We did drive back to the petrol station but he had gone. We drove around for around an hour looking for him and we couldn't find him. We went back the next night when Johny had finished work and he wasn't there.

"But we've now been told it was because fireworks were being thrown at him at the petrol station and he went to the bus station."

Courrie said she planned to go out looking for Vinnie with Johny later on to give him provisions.

Topics: UK News, Feels, Manchester

Rebecca Shepherd
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