Fri, 12 Oct, 2018Jim Mitchell

Fish and chip shop owner's heartwarming gesture to man in need

Fish and chip shop owner's heartwarming gesture to man in need

Some moments perfectly exemplify humanity, and one of the latest examples to hit the headlines is this heart warmer. When a fish and chip shop owner was looking through CCTV footage, he noticed a man going through his bins looking for food one night.

In an incredibly kind gesture, Shad Saleem, of Gino’s Fish Inn in Blyth, near Newcastle, UK, stuck a note on his shop door:

“Dear human being, if you are the person going through our bins for your next meal then how about you pop in and I’ll give you a bottle of water and a little snack for free, you are worth more than a meal from a bin.

“We may also be able to direct you to facilities in the town that may help you.

“Shad and the team.”

Saleem’s friend Dang Vuong spotted the note and posted it on Facebook, writing: “I saw this today at my friends place ! Makes you realise reality…… Shad Saleem you have a good heart x.”

Facebook users responded by praising Saleem for his kind gesture.

“What a gentleman! The world needs more people like him,” wrote one.

Another said: “The world would be a much better place if everyone had this sort of attitude... Well done Shad.... Respect where it's due.”

The fish and chip shop owner hoped that the man would take him up on his offer of assistance.

“Shad said he’d seen someone on the security camera, and he thought if the person walks past again hopefully he can help him,” he told The Chronicle Live

“Seeing something like that proves how much poverty is still happening, it’s quite shocking.

“I think people forget how much poverty there is, now more so than ever.”

"Shad's always been like that, so it doesn't surprise me that he'd want to help. There are a lot of people in Blyth who do that sort of thing, it's a real community of people who are really trying to stick by each other."