A multimillionaire has taken two homeless people off the street and gave them full-time jobs and somewhere to live.
Kind-hearted Glenn Tamplin, who runs non-league Billericay Town FC in Essex, said he decided to make the amazing gesture after repeatedly bumping into the two men as he made his way to work.
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According to the Mirror, the steel tycoon offered RAF veteran Richard a job as a caretaker and Ray the chance to work in security for the club's arena. The pair are also sleeping in the arena's spare office.
Glenn told the Mirror: "For the last month or so I have been buying them fish and chips, coffees and just stopping to have a chat in the street.
"I started wondering how I could change their lives for the better and decided this morning to give them both a chance.
"I picked Richard and Ray up in my car and drove them to the football club where they will live for the next few weeks.
"Ray is going to spend a few weeks with the current security team before taking on the job full-time.
"Richard is going to be responsible for all maintenance at the ground, including plumbing and general DIY.
"Seeing the tears in their eyes made me feel good but this morning was the easy part.
Glenn has put the two men up in a spare office until he can find something more permanent. Credit: PA
"Now I have to make sure they stop drinking and solve their issues in the long-term."
He told the paper that Richard had served in the Falklands war as a Harrier jet mechanic but had 'fell ill to alcoholism and lost everything'.
He continued: "They will staying at the football club for a couple of weeks, we've given them full time jobs at the club and I'm going to give them a home to live in.
"We've got a couple of single beds in one of the spare offices for now until we can find them other accommodation.
"It is all about the community. It isn't about Glenn Tamplin - it is about Billericay and the community."
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