Brand gives homeless man £500

Comic spreads Christmas cheer

Russell Brand has given a homeless man £500 so he could spend Christmas with his family.

The comic handed over the cash when he was approached by the Big Issue salesman outside Harrods earlier in the week.

The man told Brand he wanted to go home for Christmas, but couldn’t afford it. So the star dipped into his pocket and handed over the cash, reducing the homeless man to tears.

One onlooker said: ‘Russell dug deep into his pocket, giving him the money to take a train to see his elderly parents. The man told Russell he had made his Christmas.’

Published: 26 Dec 2008

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