Woman Repays Homeless Man For Kind Act, With Internet's Help

This is one beautiful way of saying "thank you."

A woman is rallying the Internet to help a homeless man who looked out for her during her time of need. 

Nicole Sedgebeer's Facebook post about a Mark Collins, homeless man who helped her get home safely, went viral across the Internet earlier this month as people praised the man's kindness. 

Now, Sedgebeer is returning the love right back to Collins with the help of the Internet. 

The 22-year-old, who lives in Milton Keynes, England, has started a fundraiser to help get the man back on his feet and land a job, according to OneMK.

Sedgebeer launched the crowdfunded campaign about a week ago, and it's already generated more than 11,838 British pounds (about $16,760), smashing through the original goal of 8,000 British pounds. 

The 22-year-old wrote on the fundraising page that it's all to give back to someone who gave so much to her. 

"Mark embodies the best of humanity. He went out of his way to help me, a complete stranger, when the reality of his situation is that people walk past him every day without offering him help," she wrote. "Mark you are one special man ... so [I] want to do something to help Mark and all the other homeless people around Euston." 

Collins not only made sure Sedgebeer got home safely, but the student said on ITV News that he also called her the next morning to make sure she was OK. The pair has also gotten to know each other since the incident. 

"We had breakfast and he told me about his life," Sedgebeer told OneMK. "He used to work with the army and has been homeless for 12 years."

The 22-year-old felt compelled to help such a deserving man. Collins has been overwhelmed by the support from both Sedgebeer and others who have contributed to the campaign. 

"I couldn't believe it," he told ITV News, when asked about his reaction to the fundraiser. 

According to the fundraising page, Sedgebeer is now consulting different charities, as well as others who have been involved in similar fundraisers on how best to use the money to help Mark. 

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