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Ian O'Doherty: The uplifting tale of a man, his pet rabbit and a new hero for our time

Published 08/07/2011 | 10:41

It was, frankly, a story that brought quite the lump to my throat -- and from talking to my usually hard-hearted mates, I wasn't the only one who reacted like that.

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I'm referring to the case of homeless 38-year-old man John Byrne, who has been on the streets since he was 14 -- which is bad enough.

But what made his plight so poignant was the story that broke earlier this week.

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