Score! Gift of Football Tickets Turns Into Game-Changer For Homeless Man

Score! Gift of Football Tickets Turns Into Game-Changer For Homeless Man

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When a Liverpool man bought tickets for himself and a homeless guy to go watch their favorite teams score goals, he never imagined the friendly gift would lead to meaningful goals scored off the pitch and a life turned around.

Every day on his way to work in England, Rossico Jenkoski would buy a cup of coffee for the homeless man named Darren.

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Darren had lost his job and apartment after his girlfriend passed away, and depression took hold. One thing he never lost, though: his enthusiasm for the Everton football club endured, even while he lived on the streets.

Instead of spending money for “stupid things at Christmas” — as Jenkoski put it — he used part of his holiday budget to buy tickets to a match between Everton and his own favorite team, Liverpool–and chose his homeless friend to be his guest.

The simple act of kindness inspired Darren who has since found a job and an apartment.

“I posted this story to show you that a little bit of kindness can go so far and help get someone on the right track again,” Jenkoski (pictured, left) wrote on his Facebook page, below. “I used to drink coffee with Darren on the streets, then I did it at Goodison Park, and now we drink it in his flat.”

Rossico Jenkoski with homeless friend at football pitch-FB

So this is a picture of me (on the left) and Darren (a homeless guy from Liverpool). Every day on my way to work I see...

Posted by Rossico Jenkoski on Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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