Video of kindness is Facebook smash
In just two days a video made by a Gravesend man has been shared
nearly 2,000 times and received more than 40,000 likes.
And the film by Yannis Acott is inspiring others to carry out good
Yannis Acott, from Hillside Avenue, was at London Bridge train
station when he spotted a homeless man and decided to give him a
Mr Acott, who is a musician, graphic artist and producer, said: “I
just decided to record myself doing it and thought I’d put it on
Facebook but it just went crazy and had about 40,000 likes in two
“It was freezing and people were all eating hot food so I decided
to give the homeless man some hot food.
“My inbox just went crazy after I posted it and everyone has been
saying that it’s made them want to do something nice for other
The 22-year-old lost his father John in August last year when he
was found hanged in Gravesend Cemetery in Old Road West.
He added: “After about six months after losing my dad and a close
family friend, I thought the only way I could cope with the loss
was by turning life into a positive.
“As a musician I’m just trying to get my voice out there and with
this video it seems that I’ve managed to get out a really positive
message about caring for other people and doing some good.”
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