More often than not, people walk right by a homeless person asking for food or money. West Yorkshire resident Claire Varin is not one of those people. She's so kind that she when she noticed a homeless man inside the McDonald's where she was grabbing breakfast, she spontaneously purchased him a meal without even being asked.
"I placed it on the table and said, 'This is for you.' I felt fantastic and my heart swelled that in some small way maybe I had helped this man," she told The Sun.
And then Varin realized the guy wasn't homeless.
Varin mistook the man as homeless because of his beard, backpack, and the fact he was eating ketchup from the dispenser. Varin only realized her mistake when, after leaving her charitable meal on his table, a McDonald's worker came over and gave the guy the meal he had ordered.
"I was mortified. I felt like I was going to die of embarrassment. I wanted a hole to open up underneath me," she said.
Varin has no clue if the guy ate his free, second meal because she high-tailed it out of there. Varin's good deed has now left her with one less place to buy breakfast. "I really enjoy a McDonald's breakfast now and again, but I think I'll have to give that store a miss in the mornings in case I see that man again," she said. Luckily for Varin, she can likely find another place with the same morning offerings, like one of the other McDonald's in town.