You'll never walk alone: Stranded Liverpool fan and 10-year-old nephew thank their lucky stars for the generosity of strangers

The pair turned to Reddit in their hour of need and ended up safe and sound

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A Liverpool FC fan has issued his heartfelt thanks for the generosity of a stranger after he faced being stranded overnight in his team’s city with nowhere to stay.

The Reds fan, known online as LCFCRyan, turned to the internet discussion website Reddit after he missed his train back to London after seeing his team play Leicester.

The young student had travelled up for the day with his 10-year-old nephew, but after the match a taxi driver had taken them to the wrong station, leading to LCFCRyan missing his last train home.

After shelling out £54.20 the pair they had no other means of getting home and had to walk back from the airport to the city centre.

With the station closing and desperate for somewhere to stay, Ryan posted a message on the Liverpool FC Reddit page, asking for help.

A user known only as OfficePlum came to their aid, telling them to meet outside Liverpool Lime Street station.

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Departing Liverpool player Steven Gerrard

The stranger wrote: "Wait near the main entrance to Lime Street (the entrance facing the big TV screen) and I'll give you the money for a hotel room and a taxi so you can get there safely. I'll be there in about 15 minutes."

LCFCRyan said: "Wow thank you so much"

OfficePlum replied: "It was the least I could do for you both. Taxi drivers like that give the city a bad name. Have a safe journey home."

 

LCFCRyan thanked the mysterious stranger the next day after apparently staying the night in a hotel

“I just want to tell you how thankful myself, my nephew and my family are,” he said.

“My sister who is also the mother of my nephew is driving up to Liverpool right now and I don't think she'll be letting me take him on another trip soon.

“In all seriousness I don't know what we would have done if it wasn't for you and I personally will never forget your generosity.”

Other Reddit users from around the world praised OfficePlum’s generosity and offered to buy him dinner if he was ever in town.

LCFCRyan later said his sister had donated twice the cost of the hotel to a local homeless charity and that his parents had given cash to the JFT96 charity, which fights for the families of the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy.

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