Saturday 29 April 2017

Newlyweds stop to help homeless man with amazing act of kindness

Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi with the homeless man Photo: one2one photography / Ben Franks / Steve May
Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi with the homeless man Photo: one2one photography / Ben Franks / Steve May

Mark Molloy

A kind-hearted couple took time out from their wedding day to share some of their cake with a homeless man.

Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi got married at a church in Auckland, New Zealand, and saw the barefoot man sitting on grass as they left the venue.

Wedding photographers Ben Franks and Steve May captured the moment the couple stopped to chat to the man, later identified as Miller Patane, and offered him some cake.

“We had the privilege of photographing and videoing the wedding of Bronia and Fabrizio in Auckland,” one2one photography wrote in a Facebook post.

“We captured this moment after the ceremony … this just reflects the generosity and spirit of two very special people who take the time to really help people in need. It's impossible to witness a moment like this and not be emotional.”

Mr May, who is originally from the UK, added: “When some people can be down on their luck, a simple offering of a piece of wedding cake and a cigarette shared with the groom made this homeless man sob for a long time.”

The couple’s actions have been praised on social media, with one posting: “Small gestures like this mean so much to people who don't usually have a lot. Good to see.”

“This is so amazing of them to take the time out of their special day to give him cake...shows how beautiful they are...I wish you both a life full of love and happiness,” another wrote.

The New Zealand Herald later tracked down Mr Patane, who said: “I was grateful for it. They didn’t have to give me anything.”

Telegraph.co.uk

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