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Friday, December 19, 2008

Well well

I read a heart warming story today.

39 years ago a Sheffield man Jim Webb lent an impoverished Australian backpacker £5. Recently, while Mr Webb was out, a card and £200 was delivered to Mr Webb by Gary Fenton, to repay the money he borrowed when they met in Ostend, Belgium.

The note read "To Jim Webb, a good man. From Gary Fenton, a tardy payer of debts."

Isn't that an amazing story? A yorkshireman lending someone money!!!


Liz said...

*raises eyebrow*

oldcrow61 said...

Amazing...strange things do happen.

Anonymous said...

Indeed Liz!! But he's a southerner - enough said.

We heard this on Radio Sheffield the other morning on the way to work. A truly heart-warming story. It would have been remarkable enough had he simply paid back the fiver, but to add all that interest as well is indeed amazing.

zIggI said...

good job he hadn't moved!

Attila The Mom said...

People can surprise you! Great story!