Charlotte Ellis and her boyfriend Taylor Waldon missed the last train leaving in Covent Garden in London, the United Kingdom. The couple were stranded, cold, and would have to wait four hours till the train resumed service. A homeless man named Joey approached the couple and said, “You can borrow my coat and duvet if you want? It’s a long wait and it’s freezing tonight.”
The three sat together and talked. When it was time to bid their farewells with their new friend, Ellis, a wedding planner, couldn’t just leave him. ” No one deserves to be out in these conditions,” she posted on Facebook. What happened next, changed the course of Joey’s life.
Ellis shared what happened to her and her boyfriend when they missed their train.
Ellis invited Joey back to her house, shocked, he declined initially.
“I’m not saying that you should trust everyone you meet on a street corner, but who exactly should you trust?” she argues.
Although concerned her mom would be mad at her, Ellis knew she couldn’t just leave Joey behind.
It wasn’t until her boyfriend Waldon warned Joey that he wasn’t going to be able to get her home unless he came too, Joey relented.
“We get a cab home and much to Joeys horror he ends up in the cabin in the woods, in the middle of nowhere (I can’t even begin to imagine what he must first initially of thought) Joey put all his trust into us. As much as we put all our trust into him,” she wrote.
Joey was so touched by his new friends’ actions, he offered his own coat as a show of gratitude.
Ellis said her mom’s reaction was what she expected, “as soon as she met him she understood why we had done what we had done. I knew she would understand.”