A diner who was turned away from a restaurant for wearing sandals had his evening saved by a homeless man who offered him his boots.
Akbar Badshah, from Bradford, drove “for an hour” to celebrate his wife’s birthday at Fazenda’s in Manchester but was told he needed different footwear.
He turned to nearby rough sleeper John, who said he would be “happy” to help and lend him his boots.
Mr Badshah now intends to thank John with a meal at the restaurant.
Mr Badshah, who also wanted to break his Ramadan fast, told BBC Radio 5 live: “The [staff] said, ‘unfortunately we have to turn you away – do you have any spare shoes?’
“I said, ‘I don’t, I’ve driven an hour to get here, I’m starving, I’ve not eaten all day.'”
He and his wife Rozmin – who had previously suggested her husband should wear shoes – left the restaurant and later struck up …
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