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Lonely disabled woman posts on Facebook that she has no one to eat roast dinner with and the responses are beautiful

 A disabled woman has been inundated with dinner invitations from strangers after she posted to a Facebook group saying she was lonely.

Writing on the Brighton Sunday Roast Club for the first time, Pat Obyrne said she loved roast dinners but lived on her own, and did not have a car. 

“I am disabled, love roast dinners but live on my own, no car, very lonely, but have not got a big appetite,” the Portslade resident wrote. 

Within minutes, the post received dozens of “heartwarming” replies from members of the group offering to take her out for a family meal.

“Hi Pat, you’d be welcome round ours for a roast 🙂 as long as you don’t mind sharing the table with a cheeky toddler!” user Kirsty Hewitt wrote. 

Ms Obyrne replied: “I like cheeky toddlers, I was denied access to my grandchildren, and have missed out.”

Another group member, Rob Elgood, said: “We would love to accompany you for a roast, and would be very happy to pick you up and take you home, we can go anywhere you like!”

Mel Hickford wrote: “Happy to come and pick you up – where would you like to go, and who wants to join us?”

Michael Taggart, who shared the “life-affirming” post to Twitter, said the replies are a reminder that people are “basically good”.

“This is already my favourite group conversation anywhere on social media. There are dozens more beautiful, generous offers,” he wrote. 

“The whole thread is just pure heart-warming loveliness. Reminds you that people are basically good.”


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