A dad is trying to find a kind stranger who stopped him from getting a parking ticket with a selfless gesture.
Carl Wockenforth said he was left “gobsmacked” after finding someone had paid for his parking, when he parked in the wrong spot, when he stopped with his children at McDonald’s .
The 39-year-old dad was taking his sons to football training on Saturday morning when he decided to stop off at the fast food restaurant in Kirkby.
He mistakenly parked a council-run car park, instead of the McDonald’s customer car park and had not paid for a ticket, the Liverpool Echo reports.
He said: “As I was walking back to the car park, I saw traffic wardens crowding around my car.”
But when he checked his windscreen, expecting to find a parking fine, he discovered that someone had bought a parking ticket for his car.
He said: “When I got back to my car I saw a ticket on my wipers.
“I was confused. I thought it was a fine at first but then I realised that someone had actually bought me a ticket.”
The dad of two said he was “gobsmacked” and “taken aback” by the random act of kindness.
Carl wants to find the kind passerby to thank them for their quick thinking.
He said: “I’d like to say thanks to them. I know it was only a pound but they saved me a £30 fine.
“If it wasn’t for them it would have been a very expensive trip to maccies.”
Carl took to Facebook to thank the mysterious Good Samaritan, saying: “I’m speechless. Scousers are the best. Whoever bought me this, thank you so much. I owe you a drink.
He said: “One of my mates told me to share the story on Facebook. It blew up.
“It’s nice to know that there are genuine and nice people out there who go above and beyond to help out other people.”