Couple ‘so grateful’ for stranger’s act of kindness for upset kids after Liverpool match
When the couple returned home to Cork, Ireland, after watching the Reds defeat Arsenal 4-0, they realised they had left their children’s Liverpool FC gifts in their hotel room…
A dad from Ireland has paid tribute to the “great people” of Liverpool after football fans stepped in to help after leaving gifts for his children behind.
Ken Corcoran, from Cork, wen to Liverpool for the weekend with his wife Nicola to watch the Reds defeat Arsenal 4-0, the Liverpool Echo reported.
But the couple got home to realise they had left their children’s Liverpool FC gifts behind in their hotel room.
After calling the hotel, Ken took to social media and left a message in the The Anfield Wrap podcast subscribers Facebook group to ask for help.
The post read: “I need some help and if anyone is in Liverpool city centre this morning/today this would be greatly appreciated.
“My wife and I were over for the weekend and stayed in the Novotel on Hanover Street, we left to travel back to Ireland on Sunday morning and realised upon return we had left gifts for our children in the room.
“It would be greatly appreciated if anyone has the time that they could pop in and ask for a direct phone number for reception. We have very upset little kiddies here.”
But after just one hour the family had already had multiple offers of help, one of which was from Anfield Wrap host John Gibbons.
By 11am, just three hours after the post was published, John had picked up the gifts for Ken and Nicola.
The couple had purchased a Liverpool away kit for their three month old, Harper, and a top for their seven year old Mia.
John said: “I was just in work looking on Facebook when I saw the post.
“You could tell from his post that he was anxious about it and when somebody is anxious you just want to do what you can to help them out.
“I had a spare half an hour and went to the hotel and after confirming his name, room number, showing our messages and describing what exactly was left in the room they handed the gifts over.
“I think something most scousers do, when somebody is in Liverpool you ask them if they’re having a good time and give them recommendations of where to go. When people are here you just want to make sure they have had a nice time.”
Ken said he was ‘blown away’ by the generous act of kindness.
He said: “We were so grateful for what John did. It’s so nice to know that there’s still people out there willing to take time out of their own day to do a good deed for another.
“It was especially nice to hear our seven-year-old telling her cousins about the kind man in Liverpool that is sending home her jersey. It just reaffirms what we already thought about Liverpool, that it’s a great city with great people!”