Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GRANDAD,99,REUNITED WITH GOOD SAMARITAN ; Widower Meets Woman Who Rushed to Hisaid after He Tell the Day before His Birthday

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GRANDAD,99,REUNITED WITH GOOD SAMARITAN ; Widower Meets Woman Who Rushed to Hisaid after He Tell the Day before His Birthday

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A99?YEAR?OLD great grandad has been reunited with the good Samaritan who helped him after he fell in the street.

Widower Alan Cooke appealed through the M.E.N. to find the woman, who gave her name as Paula, after he took a tumble near his home in Eccles the day before his birthday. The mystery Paula also cheered him up by posting a birthday card through his door later that day.

After our appeal, mother-of-one Paula Lorimer came forward to say she did what anyone should have done under the same circumstances.

She said: "I was driving along when I saw him waving his arms in the air. I got him up, dusted him down and walked him home.

"He said to me 'it's a good job this didn't happen to me tomorrow because it's my birthday.' "I thought getting him a birthday card would bring a smile to his face.

"He's a real character and a really nice man. …

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