Local barman’s good deed goes global

Local barman’s good deed goes global


Video courtesy of The Pines

By Maurice Garvey 

A BARMAN’S good deed in helping a customer home under a large outdoor umbrella, went global this week, gaining over 1m views in the United States alone.

The weather wasn’t great on Sunday, June 3, but when a customer on a mobility scooter was leaving The Pines Café Bar in Terenure, barman Frankie thought up a novel idea to bring the man home safely. 

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Frankie's kind gesture has went viral

“The customer lives about half a mile away. Frankie came up with the idea, and the video has really taken off. Fair play to him,” said Cathal Hughes, owner/manager The Pines Café Bar.

“We put the video on our own Facebook page and it went from there, and has been seen over 1m times in the USA.”

The video has been shared wide and far, in Ireland and abroad, with articles in publications such as the India Times.

Craig Melvin, a news anchor on USA network Today, reported the incident on a widely shared video, noting that Frankie went “above and beyond” and “one can only assume Frankie got a good tip.”

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