Strangers buy clothes for 100-year-old man who was struggling in the freezing weather
Luke and Lucy Mills, of Northallerton, North Yorkshire, have been praised after they rushed to the aid of a 100-year-old man by buying him clothes and gloves in the cold weather (Picture: North News)

A couple from North Yorkshire are being praised after they bought clothes and gloves for a 100-year-old when they saw him struggling in the freezing weather.

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Luke and Lucy Mills, of Northallerton, went out of their way to help the elderly man after became disorientated in the cold.

He was quickly rushed into Caffé Nero in the town last Wednesday and then Luke went to a nearby shop to purchase some clothes and gloves to aid the elderly man.

He said: ‘Me and my wife went for a coffee. I was waiting when I saw the man and as he was only wearing jeans and a cardigan I knew the clothes would help.

‘It was a normal instinct so I am overwhelmed with the reaction we have had from the public.’

Strangers buy clothes for 100-year-old man who was struggling in the freezing weather
The man was taken into nearby Cafe Nero and given a drink (Picture: Google)

When the man was seen struggling on the pavement, staff brought him inside the café where he was given hot food and drink.

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Officers returned the man to his home in Stokesley where he is being supported by family.

After North Yorkshire Police issued a post on Facebook, the couple were named and have received much praise.

Mr Mills added: ‘Myself and my wife would like to say a huge thank you for the amount of replies we had for what we both did for the elderly gentleman.

‘We’re so glad he made it home safe and sound. We would like to think that anyone would have done the same for any of our family members.

‘We only did what we thought was the right thing to do at the time.’

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They also praised the work of police officers who attended the café to help.

Within 24 hours a post by North Yorkshire Police received more than 1,500 likes and was shared around 200 times.

It read: ‘PC Caroline Pugh has passed on a big thank you to kind-hearted staff and customers.

‘PC Pugh said these acts of kindness brought a tear to her eye and she wanted to thank the staff members and the couple for coming to the elderly gentleman’s aid.’

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