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Homeless Man Helps Young Woman Stranded At London's Euston Station

05/03/2016 21:56 GMT | Updated 05/03/2016 21:59 GMT

When a young woman found herself stranded in central London late at night, she began to panic - only to find herself being helped by the last person she would have expected.

When she arrived at Euston to travel home from London, Nicole Sedgebeer found that she had missed the last train and the station was locked.

But luckily for her, a nearby homeless man came to her rescue.

In a post on Facebook, Sedgebeer explained: “I hope this story makes people look twice when they see a homeless person.

“Last night I missed my last train home and when I finally got to Euston to wait till the morning, the station was locked. Just as I was about to burst into drunken tears I met my homeless friend Mark.

I hope this story makes people look twice when they see a homeless person. Last night I missed my last train home and...

Posted by Nicole Sedgebeer on Friday, 4 March 2016

“He said he would take me to a cafe that was open as it was too dangerous to walk by myself.

“He left me after a coffee and a chat and explained that he had to go get his sleeping bag but he would be back at 5 to walk me back to the station. (Me being a typical bitch didn't believe he would come back) It got past 5 and he was a no show.

“As I got round the corner my homeless friend Mark was running down the street towards me. Not only did he turn up but he had to get a bus to come get me.

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“This man who I probably would have 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.”

She added: “Mark you are one special man, I will never look down on a homeless person again.”