A Czech Reddit user has posted a touching ‘thank you to the people of Ireland’ for the kindness they showed him after he was a victim of theft at his hostel in Galway.
‘NuriCZE’ was forced to cut his trip to Ireland short after about a month’s wages was stolen, and left with only enough money for a plane ticket home and an extra €20 for food stuff.
But Irish generosity came to the fore after he was given a free lift back to Dublin to catch his flight and also given tobacco and internet access to help him get over his ordeal.
“I just want to say THANK YOU to the people of Ireland, specifically of Galway and Dublin, because were it not for you, I may have had quite a lot of problems,” he says.
“I came to Ireland for holidays. I have spent some time in Dublin and then went on to hike the West Coast. Unfortunately, I ran into quite a lot of troubles in Galway.”
He went on to describe his hostel as a ‘mental sack of crap’ before explaining how money was stolen out of it when he left it unguarded for just a few minutes.
“And that’s when the Irish mentality shone the brightest,” he continued.
“I got a lift from Galway to Dublin thanks to an unknown van driver who offered to take me there with no charge, a fresh pouch of tobacco from a random pedestrian who saw me crying next to the Czech embassy in Dublin, a huge help navigating the city thanks to a random Redditor whose username I forgot, but who shared his 3G connection with me in the garden of Ely Bar & Brasserie and who offered to pay for a taxi to get me to the last of the great helpers, [fellow Redditor] ‘/u/Dev__’ – who is an absolute class of a human being.
“He met with me for a pint the first time I came to Dublin and when I contacted him about being royally screwed invited me to stay over for a night before my flight, made me two extremely lovely meals, offered me a beer to calm down and was immensely helpful in every possible way.
“Sean, thanks so much man, you’ve done so much for me I will never be able to express my gratitude. The stew was perfect and the sandwich was just heavenly, as was the “bed” of some sort that you’ve made for me.
“Thank you, people of Ireland, you made me fall in love with your country and with the mentality of helpful and happy people who try their best to help a guy in need.
“Irish people are grand and I hope to help someone as much as all of you helped me.
“Go Raibh Maith Agaibh!”
The poster also confirmed that he would love to visit Ireland again, and revealed that he learnt that it is the Irish people and not the landscape that makes it an ideal tourist destination.