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Couple's Inspiring Act Of Kindness For Homeless 'Neighbour' Living In Tent

'Although he isn’t living in an apartment here, he is still our neighbour and a person.'

29/11/2016 12:30

A kindhearted couple have inspired thousands with their touching act towards a homeless person who they spotted near their home.

Brandi Vee explained that she was walking the dog with her boyfriend John when they noticed the homeless person’s tent at the back of a field nearby.

But rather than going back to their apartment and simply forgetting about the person, they decided to do something wonderful. The pair pulled together a “winter care package” for their new neighbour and left it for him with a note welcoming him to their neighbourhood.

News of the beautiful gesture, as well as a photo of the note, was shared on the ‘Love What Matters’ Facebook page where it has received more than 31,000 likes. 

Brandi said: “There is a homeless man who lives in a little makeshift tent at the very back of the field where we walk our dogs by our complex.

“Tonight we were cleaning up our apartment and going through our belongings when my boyfriend suggested we give this “neighbour” of ours a winter care package complete with anything he could use or might need like blankets and some canned, non-perishable food.”

Brandi thought it was a “brilliant idea” and the pair ended up packing a backpack full of essentials for their new neighbour comprising food, toiletries, cutlery and more. 

They also filled a bin bag with a large blanket, two pillows and a warm jumper. 

Brandi continued: “After getting all these items packed up for him, John wanted to include a letter to give him a warm, friendly welcome to the neighbourhood because although he isn’t living in an apartment here, he is still our neighbour and a person; and it is our job as human beings to take care of each other.”

The touching note read: “Dear neighbour, I know we haven’t met but we’ve noticed you in the neighbourhood. It is getting colder outside so we brought you some stuff that we thought might help, and we just wanted to say welcome to the neighbourhood.”

Brandi added that the letter “was the perfect finishing touch”.

“We went by his little tarp tent a little while ago and dropped off our gift to him,” she concluded.

“With the holidays approaching it is important to remember what it’s really about - giving and thinking of others.”

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