Disabled pensioner, 67, Who Was Mugged, Meets the Kind Stranger That Raised $413,000 in Just Four Days to Buy Him a New Home

KMGN: This so touched my heart I simply had to share. People aren’t all bad.

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Until a stranger’s act of kindness turned his fortunes around forever, Alan Barnes’s life had been a hard luck story.

Born disabled, he has suffered from sight and growth problems, never been able to work and his distinctive appearance attracts stares in the street.

When a mugger pushed him to the ground outside his home and broke his collar bone, the 67-year-old was determined to soldier on as he’s always done.

But local beautician Katie Cutler heard about the cowardly attack and set up anonline appealto raise £500 to help the unfortunate Mr Barnes.

As of today the appeal had hit £330,125!

Alan Barnes mugged Mr Barnes, who is very frail, just over 4ft tall and weighs around six stone, has been overwhelmed by the response from well-wishers across the globe.

The donations mean he can buy a house of his own for the first time and not count the pennies…

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About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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