The person was spotted in the Manchester’s Northern Quarter helping out the men as they worked on a building on Copperas Street on Tuesday afternoon.
Darren Wheatcroft, who shared the photos with the Manchester Evening News, said the homeless man had asked a passer-by for some change, and was very polite when he was told the man didn’t have anything to give him.
“I’ve seen him around a few times,“I work for United Utilities so I’m in the area on call-outs fairly regularly.He asked a passer-by for some change and the guy apologised and said he was sorry but didn’t have anything.The homeless man was really polite, telling him thank you anyway, it wasn’t a problem and he hoped he had a nice day.Loading...
“The next thing he was shouted out by one of the painters, he asked him if he’d been drinking, and the homeless man said he hadn’t.“The painter went and spoke to his colleagues and said they should give him a job – and they did!“They had a bit of a long chat between them then he put his bag down and picked up a paintbrush and got to it.“He was being given tips and shown what to do, it was really great to see.
“The man really seemed grateful and was enjoying himself. He was having a chat with the other painters and people walking past were speaking to them too.
“It was a really good deed, they took someone off the street and gave him work and he was going to get paid at the end of it.”