Girl, 9, brings Christmas cheer to homeless man in Milton Keynes

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A sweet nine-year-old girl has sacrificed her Christmas presents and handed her gift money to a “smiley” homeless man.

Caring Milly Cleaver befriended rough sleeper Freddie outside Tesco at Kingston.

She not only vowed to find him a home in time for Christmas, but persuaded her mum Corina to hand over £200 - the cash she would have spent on Millie’s presents.

Now the pair are planning to accompany Freddie to the council offices in a bid to get a roof over his head.

They have also set up a crowdfunding page to raise more cash to equip his future home.

“I couldn’t be more proud of my Milly,” said Corina. “It’s just in her nature to be generous.”

Freddie has been sleeping rough outside Tesco at Kingston since he returned to MK from caring for his sick mum in Ghana last year.

He says he was thrown out of his Netherfield flat because he left it unattended during the trip.

Corina said Milly spotted him outside Tesco and commented on how smiley he was.

“She said ‘he’s out in the freezing cold and he is still smiling and saying hello to me.’ We handed over £200 and the smile on his face said it all.”

Corina describes Freddie as a “pure gent” who just wants a room to call home.

“He doesn’t do drugs and is not an acholic. He’s just had a bad year, so please lets all help him,” she said.

Meanwhile she has vowed to spoil generous her generous daughter “more than ever” at Christmas.