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Man's best friend

By AndysShots    
This was taken this morning at work in Piccadilly, Westminster. Ironically a few hundred yards from the Ritz. Pure desperation but at least he had a few contributions. Apologies for the quality, but I had to share the image.

Tags: Photo journalism London General Street life Portraits and people Homeless man

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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
20 Apr 2013 7:30PM
This should not ourselves a civilised society when people are living like this................then again he may want to live like this.............who knows........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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20 Apr 2013 7:57PM
I agree, but I don't think it's a calculated decision. His priorities are probably placing the cardboard beneath the sleeping bag and making sure the hospital blanket is large enough for the pair of them.
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
20 Apr 2013 9:29PM
and they spent how much on Margert Thacthers funeral i am not politicly minded but this sort of puts life in perspective so i am giving this image a users award for getting the message across

ChrisStyles 9 387 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 9:47PM
My award is for the dog Smile
mossy 4 46 1 England
21 Apr 2013 6:05AM
Sad yet warming image, he has his dog as a companion, something he clearly cares for. It makes me wonder how many have survived this winter, living like this.
bluesandtwos 8 286 1 England
21 Apr 2013 10:06AM
A 'Civilised' society is one that looks after its old, its weak and its poor. I think we are failing. Sad Some choose this way of life, but only a very few.

21 Apr 2013 10:47AM
I decided against putting money in the cup, but gave him a sandwich instead.
bluesandtwos 8 286 1 England
21 Apr 2013 2:41PM

Quote:I decided against putting money in the cup, but gave him a sandwich instead.

My son did much the same with a 'hungry beggar' outside a fast food chain, only the result was different He went in and bought a burger and chips for him. The 'beggar' threw the food at him and said he only wanted money! Sad

21 Apr 2013 3:14PM
That's very disheartening Dave, I must have got lucky. The dog didn't complain either!

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