A heart-warming story has been shared on social media, revealing how NUFC captain Jamaal Lascelles came to the rescue of a struggling former Marine who’d fallen out of his wheelchair in Newcastle last night – helping him up, buying him drinks and paying for his taxi fare home!
He missed last night’s trip to West Brom, but did his deed for the day with an incredible act of kindness in Newcastle’s city centre, helping a struggling passer-by outside Japanese restaurant ‘Hana Hana’.
Here’s the story that was shared on Facebook from someone who saw it all unfold last night. A superb gesture from Jamaal:
‘Hats off to Jamaal Lascelles!!
‘So me dads at work and gets a job to pick up a man from Hannah Hannah, the man has tried to cross the cobbled street and his wheelchair got stuck, he then fell out of it and was basically on the road so Jamaal seen him and picks him up takes him into Hannah Hannah pays for his drinks, gives him his gloves and offers to take him home but can’t get him into his car as it was to high up so rings him a taxi, pays for it and puts him in the taxi!
‘The mans an ex marine and lost his leg!! What a guy.’
This is absolutely brilliant.
You’d hope anyone would help if they saw a disabled passer-by struggling like this, but to go the extra mile like Jamaal clearly did here is so commendable.
The 24-year old skipper is currently out nursing an ankle problem and looks set to miss out once again at Chelsea on Saturday.
He’s recently been described as a model professional on and off the pitch, and this just helps show what a thoughtful bloke he is.
Well done Jamaal! A great captain, promising young player and credit to our football club