Strangers Did Something Remarkable To Save Cancer Sufferer From Bailiffs
Hundreds of Facebook users from across the UK formed a vigilante ‘flash-mob’ to stop a frail cancer patient being evicted from his bungalow.
More than 200 strangers appeared on the quiet cul-de-sac after Tom Crawford, 63, issued an imploring online plea for help.
He offered well-wishers a “lovely cup of tea” if they joined his protest against being booted out of the home where he has lived for 25 years.
Tom, who posted a video on YouTube asking for help, was astonished when hundreds of Facebook users answered his ‘call to arms’.
People came from as far afield as Wales and Newcastle to his bungalow in Nottingham after learning of his troubles.
And when bailiffs turned up yesterday afternoon they were forced to leave empty-handed – because they could not get past the crowd.
An understandably emotional Tom said: “I can’t believe that people have come from all over the country to support me. It’s really overwhelming and I really didn’t expect it.