When Akbar Badshah arrived at fancy restaurant in Manchester, he was turned away from attending his wife’s birthday due to having the “wrong” footwear. This was a distressing development, as Badshah had driven over an hour to dine establishment, and had also fasted all day due to Ramadan.
Panicked, Badshah began pacing outside, thinking of alternatives. It was then that he noticed a homeless man nearby, whom he struck up conversation with. Badshah learned that the man’s name is John and after about ten minutes of conversation, that they wore the same shoe size.
Likely embarrassed but desperate, Badshah asked John if he could trade footwear and give him $10 for the trouble. John turned down the money but happily volunteered to give his boots to Badshah and wear the other gentleman’s sandals for the evening.
John told the BBC that he was “just happy to help out another human being.”
After Badshah attended the celebration and indulged in a meal, he exited the restaurant and reunited with John. They switched shoes and Badshah urged the homeless man to accept the money several times until finally, he said “yes.”
That evening, John also received $75 from another passerby who had witnessed the good deed. Reportedly, Badshah has plans to return to the restaurant in Manchester and treat the homeless citizen to a luxurious meal.
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