CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and the season of generosity is upon us. But Louie Cooper took festive spirit to the maximum and changed a homeless man’s life. Louie manages Five Bar and Kitchen in Huddersfield and was approached by a man called Omar asking about a job Omar explained that he had fallen on hard times and was homeless after his takeaway business went bust. More of happened what after the cut….
Louie, 22, said: “This man called Omar walked into the bar asking about a job. “He was really desperate for anything even though we didn’t have any shifts going. “I felt a bit sorry for him.”
Louie explained to Omar that he might struggle to find a job if he wasn’t dressed smartly – so he took him to a charity shop and told him to buy whatever he wanted. Among the items he chose was a suit which helped secure Omar a job interview. He returned to the bar to thank Louie for his act of generosity.
“He thanked me loads. It wasn’t much to me but I’d really helped him out,” he told the Huddersfield Examiner. “I was totally shocked but so glad I could help. I only spent about £50 but it’s the best money I’ve ever spent. “I think it’s important to help others. “If this can inspire someone else to give a few minutes of their time to others then that’s great.”
Reaction to Omar and Louie’s story has also been heartwarming. Social media has been alight with comments about the story, congratulating Louie on being such a kindhearted soul.
A Facebook user said: “I am very impressed by Louie’s generous and trusting action.”Omar was obviously trying to better himself from a bad situation, so if you are in a position to help him move forward as Louie was why not.”