Watch: Cafe Worker Helps Wheelchair-Bound Patron Get Home In Pouring Rain
A video is going viral on the internet of a bartender removing a patio umbrella to escort a patron on a wheel-chair home during torrential rain in Ireland. It shows the patron rolling down his wheel-chair on a wet road, as the young bartender holds the gigantic umbrella to shield both of them from the rain and wind. Sharing the video on Twitter, former professional American basketball player Rex Chapman asked his followers to be like Frankie, the barman, suggesting it does not do any harm to be a “Frankie” every once in a while.
The bartender of The Pines Cafe Bar – Frankie – removed a patio umbrella to escort a patron home in the pouring rain.
Be kind. Be a Frankie…pic.twitter.com/m4M56PFu97
— Rex Chapman???????? (@RexChapman) July 7, 2021
Frankie works at The Pines Cafe Bar in Dublin and went beyond his call of duty to help the customer reach home. Since his gesture of goodwill was filmed and shared online, the video has been viewed more than 5.34 lakh times and earned a lot of praise for Frankie.
One user said his gesture was “typical Irish”
Typical Irish. ☘️
— Tony Huntoon ????☠️ (@huntoon23) July 7, 2021
Another called Frankie a kind soul.
Frankie is a kind soul.
— ????Pinkpeonygirl???? (@Lokis_skepter) July 7, 2021
A third user referred to Frankie walking a little crooked as the wind hit the umbrella, but added some fun to how he said it.
I know it is the wind hitting the umbrella making the bartender walking that crooked line but I would like to think it was because he was drinking too.
— Sam Fowler (@SamFowlerMLB) July 7, 2021
Another said he has been escorted to many pubs but never as nicely as this.
I’ve been escorted out of many bars, but never as nicely as this.
— Kraig Withakay (@KraigWith_A_K) July 7, 2021
Here are a few more reactions to Frankie’s kind gesture:
If you drink at the same pub every day for 55 years, you unlock the Diamond level of barfly status!
— Mid-Century Moderna (@dturman) July 7, 2021
That’s how we roll in Ireland Rex!????☂️
— Fiona Byrne❤ (@Byrne24F) July 7, 2021
This doesn’t surprise me at all and brings a smile. I lived there for a few years; so many wonderful people. My husband (Irish) and my daughter are there right now. His 90 year old father passed away today…grateful they could travel and be with family.
— Peggy Landers (@peglan_ms) July 7, 2021
This is why I love the Irish/Scottish! He had proper home training! Something tells me Frankie didn’t really care how far the old man lived, just as long as he got there dry as a bone and safe
— Shadow Hyperion (@HyperionShadow) July 7, 2021
Well done, Frankie. Any locals, please give him my regards. — a humbled American
— Boh. Natty Boh. (@Gordianus19) July 7, 2021
The video was first posted on Facebook by The Pines Cafe Bar.
Mr Chapman usually shares such videos and posts on his Twitter handle to bring attention to people showing kind gestures to others. He also shares some funny videos. Recently, he shared a video of a little boy dancing in sync with a group of dancers performing in a park.
This little man dancing with the big folks is the Twitter content I’m here for… pic.twitter.com/ikpuHdM8CC
— Rex Chapman???????? (@RexChapman) June 9, 2021
“This little man dancing with the big folks is the Twitter content I’m here for…” said Mr Chapman.
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