An “inspirational” story of a homeless man given paid work by a group of roofers who found him living on park bench has gone viral.
The workers said the man been sleeping rough in a park near a house they were working on and asked if he could help out after they gave him a cup of tea.
The next day the man, named only as John, returned and “worked non-stop,” said one of the tradesman in a Facebook post that has been shared thousands of times.
The roofers from London bought him a Burger King lunch before paying him £70 out of their own pockets for a morning’s work.
JayJay Murray of the Empire roofing firm said: “We started a new job in London on a high road this week where this homeless man called John was living on a bench in the local park.
“We brought him a cup of tea early in …