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Sainsbury’s Worker Has Dinner Date With Elderly Man After Finding Out He Has No Friends Or Family

by : UNILAD on : 01 Mar 2017 10:23

A Sainsbury’s worker who invited a widower to dinner said the date ‘reduced her to tears’.

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Ellie Walker invited pensioner Edwin Holmes to have dinner with her after she heard the 86-year-old spends most days alone.

When he turned up in a suit and brought flowers, the 22-year-old said she began to cry.

Speaking to The Sun, she said:

He said it was his first ‘date’ in 55 years and he was as nervous as a schoolboy.

It made me cry because I could see how much it meant to him. For me it’s the most important part of my job to speak with customers and see how their day is going.

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Walker, who works at a Sainsbury’s in Leeds, said Edwin often comes into the store and chats to staff.

She called the 86-year-old ‘without a shadow of a doubt my favourite customer’, and added: “He is the cutest man and so chatty.”

After hearing he would be spending Christmas alone, Walker offered to spend the evening with him on a dinner date.

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She told The Sun: “I thought if it was my granddad and he was alone I would want someone to talk to him.”

The unlikely friends now meet for coffee and chat regularly, with Walker saying the two very much enjoy each other’s company.

Adorable.

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    COME DINE WITH ME Sainsbury’s worker, 22, has dinner ‘date’ with elderly widower after learning he has no friends or family – and he turns up with flowers and his best suit