Three teenage girls have become an internet sensation after a video of them helping a homeless man went viral.
Kind 13-year-olds Natasha Osborne, Danielle McCarthy and Chloe Parker launched a supermarket trolley dash after seeing the man sitting in the cold outside Hartlepool’s Vue Cinema.
The friends, who had been enjoying a meal at Pizza Hut next door, made a quick trip to Asda in Marina Way and took him food, water and a blanket.
Their act of generosity was filmed by Danielle on her mobile phone and has been viewed more than 50,000 times on Facebook.
Natasha, who lives in the Oxford Road area of town, said: “It was just really cold and we felt sorry for him.
“We went to Asda and got him something to eat, a big bottle of water and a fleecy blanket.
It is amazing, we didn’t think it would get this much attentionNatasha Osborne
“He said he couldn’t thank us enough and he hoped karma would be good to us.
“We put it on Facebook to try to get more people to do stuff like that.”
To date, the moving video has been watched more than 53,000 times after being shared by hundreds of people.
Natasha said about the huge response: “It is amazing, we didn’t think it would get this much attention.”
The girls, who all attend English Martyrs School, had spent about £15 they had left over after their meal also and gave him the change they had.
The man told them how he had ended up on the streets.
Chloe, who lives at Rossmere, added: “He said he gave up his job and his home to come here to be with his girlfriend, but they had broken up and was trying to get back to Ipswich.”
Natasha’s mum Lesley Davison said: “I think they’re amazing. Not many kids would do what they have done.
“I’m proud of them all.”
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