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Big Issue Seller Gives Customer Who Always Buys Him Coffee A Wonderful Surprise

27/01/2016 10:06 GMT | Updated 30/01/2016 15:59 GMT

A Big Issue seller has warmed hearts everywhere by repaying the kindness shown by his favourite customer.

Daniel Collins sells the magazine in Glasgow and every week a passer-by called Joe Wilson stops to have a chat with him and buy a copy.

Wilson then heads to a local cafe to eat his breakfast and always emerges with a coffee for Collins.

Earlier this week, Wilson was surprised to find out his breakfast had been paid for in advance.

It turns out Collins had won £20 on a scratch card and decided to thank Wilson for all of his support.

This is Daniel. He sells the Big Issue outside Hillhead library. Each week, I stop and have a chat, give him a couple of...

Posted by Joe Wilson on Saturday, 23 January 2016


Wilson shared a Facebook status about the wonderful surprise, which has now been shared more than 22,000 times.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Collins, who ended up homeless after losing his job as a chef, said: "Joe is such a nice guy, he comes down every week and always comes over for a chat and buys me a coffee.

"He isn’t a rich guy or anything, he is just a brilliant, kind man."

Collins went on to say that he is getting back on his feet thanks to the kindness of people like Wilson. He now has a flat and hopes to get another job soon.

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