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Touching: Good Samaritan buys McDonald’s and chats with homeless man

There are some stories that really take your breath away and following story is nothing short of true humanitarianism as one Dublin native happily helped out a homeless man by buying him a much needed meal.

The man in question Liam Marum has been praised by many on social media for his kindheartedness and goodwill when he graciously took time out from his busy schedule to buy the homeless man named Nathan a Big Mac Meal at McDonalds.

A kindhearted Liam wrote the following post which will surely bring a tear to your eye. The post reads as follows: This evening after work, I was approached by this guy in Tallaght Shopping Centre Car Park. As I sat in my car, he tapped on the window and said, excuse me sir but can you spare some change for a Burger, I’m Homeless! My first reaction was, No mate I’m sorry I’ve no change.

His reply ” no problem sir and thanks very much, I apologise for asking you, have a great day” and he walked off across the car park. I paused for a minute, then looked to see where he was walking too. He actually walked towards McDonald’s in Tallaght Square. To me this guy was genuine and hungry.

My first thought, he’s maybe a Junkie looking to score his next fix. I drove out of the Shopping Centre and across to McDonald’s after him, to witness him looking on the ground for any coins. I pulled up beside him and said, sorry mate but sometimes I’m sceptical of giving money to people who seem to be homeless and ask for spare change, my reason is, I think people just use the money for their next Fix or Alcohol. I apologised and I asked him If it’s OK, can I buy you that Burger in McDonald’s…his reply, Thank you so much.

I parked up my car and walked into McDonald’s in Tallaght with this guy, who I now know as Nathan. I asked him his name and said order what you want off the menu. He ordered a Big Mac Meal, the customer assistant asked, Would you like to go Large….Nathan looked at me and I smiled, I said, go ahead mate, no problem. “He even had the manners to ask” Nathan couldn’t stop saying thanks and when receiving his €6.99 Meal, he was so polite in asking the customer assistant for Salt and Ketchup. I asked Nathan was it ok if I joined him, we sat down and chatted for a few minutes.

Nathan told me he lost his brother two years ago and his sister took her own life over a month ago. He is now sleeping rough at the back of a school or college, in a sleeping bag! My heart went out to this guy. I asked Nathan if it was ok to take his picture and post it up here to bring to the attention of the public that, not all homeless people are Junkies, or Thieves or Beggar’s…there is some who are genuinely suffering and need support. Where’s he going to get his next Meal from and what challenges does he continue to face daily?

It only took 20 minutes of my time and a few euro to HELP this lad and actually sit and speak with him for a bit. When I got up to leave he said, thanks so much Liam and God Bless You…those few words meant a lot to me.

Now I know there will be a few Trolls who will think, this guy is trying to be a hero, well for anyone who really knows me, knows I’m not. I’m just trying to give one of our own Irish citizens a dig out. Who knows when your luck could change… Never judge a book by its cover!

Maybe my encounter today will give people a different view on life.

What a true gentleman and fair play to this young man who helped his fellow man in need.

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