Adelaide tradie hailed a 'hi-vis hero' after giving a homeless man with cuts ... trends now
A tradie who spontaneously gave a homeless man his work boots while on his daily commute home said he was 'shocked' at the fanfare the generous act has received.
Bobby Nelson has been dubbed the 'hi-vis hero' after giving the man his work boots simply because he saw he needed them.
Mr Nelson said he often saw the homeless man at his northern Adelaide train station when going to work at night on the Gawler line but on Monday he was coming home and saw him on the train.
'He came and approached me to say hello,' Mr Nelson told ABC radio on Wednesday.
'I noticed he didn't have shoes on and he had like blisters and cuts and stuff all over his feet,' Bobby said, which prompted him to donate what he was wearing.
Bobby Nelson was photographed wearing just his socks after he gave away his work boots to a homeless man he chatted to on the train
'I just asked him what shoe size he was, he told me and they were exactly the same size.'
Facebook user Markus Markus saw the act and posted a photo to a northern suburbs community forum of Bobby wearing just socks.
'THEIR ARE SOME GREAT PEOPLE STILL IN THIS WORLD,' Mr Markus wrote.
'This lad jumped on the train and a homeless person was on the train and started talking to him.
'This lad was obviously on his way to work and what