Young man sees elderly lady clinging to a lamppost, he decided to walk out of his office

November 2, 2017 4:19 pm Last Updated: November 2, 2017 4:19 pm

There are always kind people around us who would readily offer their help to others in times of need, just like this man in the U.K. When he saw an elderly woman clinging to a lamppost, he knew he had to help her out.

In February, Dan Barnett, a 25-year-old real estate agent in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, happened to look out of his office window to see a 96-year-old woman clinging to a lamppost. She was trying to steady herself against Storm Doris’s 60 mph winds.

“Our office overlooks the high street and I saw the lady clinging on so I rushed out to help,” Barnett recalled the situation to MailOnline. “I said ‘are you alright? do you need a hand?’ and her eyes lit up as she said ‘yes please.’”

Barnett also learned why the woman was out in the strong winds. He said, “She told me her name was Joanie and she’d only popped out for a pint of milk and some Werther’s Originals but she got out of breath in the wind. She was clinging on to the lamp post because she was scared she would get blown into the road.”

Joanie told Barnett that he was the first person to help her out. “She said three people had walked past without helping her so I offered to walk her to her cottage five minutes away,” Barnett said. “She said she wouldn’t have got home without me but I was just happy to help out.”

Barnett’s act of kindness was filmed by his colleague, Jodie Lynch.

She said: “Dan offered to take her to her cottage nearby and walked her to her front door. He’s a lovely guy and it was a real touch of humanity.”

Later, Joanie visited Barnett at his office to give him a box of chocolates as an appreciation of his kindness.

Watch Barnett’s good deed below:

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