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Strangers Help Man Recover £1,000 in Cash That Blew Away in the Wind
Onlookers - mainly teenagers and young people - began grabbing the notes and managed to collect all but £20
Grandfather says the kindness shows 'there is still some decency' in the world
A grandfather who fell outside a bank and saw his £1,000 in cash blow away in the wind was amazed when strangers returned almost every penny.
Barry Eastwood, 54, had left the Abbey Santander branch in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, after withdrawing the money for his car insurance. But as he crossed the road, Mr Eastwood tripped and fell on his face, breaking his glasses.
The money was blown from his hand and Barry went back to his car with just £60 left.
His son Richard, 29, who had been waiting for him, jumped out to try and recover some of it.
But to their amazement, dozens of passers-by began grabbing the notes as fast as they could, and returning them.
The onlookers, all aged between about 12 and 25, managed to collect almost every note except one £20.
The grandfather of 13, said: 'The money went flying in the air. I saw all these young lads started grabbing the notes and I thought I’ve got no chance here.
'But they brought it all back back - I couldn’t believe it! They were jumping up and catching the notes - it’s a shame no one had a camera.
'There must have been about 20 lads - they were all young lads. I ended up with all the money back bar £20.'
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