You may have seen this heartwarming video during the week about how a man’s misfortune managed to turn on its head. The misfortune is really the silly fine issued by police and the general laws that exist to keep people like Gary down and isolate them further from society.
But sometimes good things can come from bad situations and luckily that is the case here for “Celtic Gary.”
The BBC highlights the kindness of others as Gary tries to help himself get back to his feet. In a world where too often people are solely focused on their own self-interest it’s nice to see a story like this get some attention.
The story of Celtic Gary.
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A crowdfunding page was set up to help raise a £1000 and it gives a very good bio of the man behind the Celtic top.
Celtic Gary lives in this make-do shelter accommodation in between the Library and Greggs. Let me tell you about Gary, a long time ago when he was sat here in this alley a little old lady slipped on some wet leaves and he went to her and offered her a cup of tea with the change that he had. He made sure the little old lady was safe and OK before she went on her way. The next day he mentioned to the street cleaning team that they needed to clear the wet leaves up as an old lady had slipped and was told to mind his own business.
There and then he determined that no other lady would EVER fall over in that alley ever again whilst he was there., he keeps this place spotless. It is the cleanest street/alley in the city because he picks and sweeps it all day long with his hands and his brushes.
It’s fantastic to see a city council act with a bit of humanity and common sense.