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An English tourist sent the Mayor of Dublin a lovely letter thanking people in the city for their help during an emergency

“I cannot explain how grateful I am to the people of Dublin who have been the most friendly and thoughtful people I have ever met”

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ON THE WEEKEND of September 9, 10, and 11 a man from Lancashire, England was visiting Dublin with his partner when tragedy struck.

In the early hours of Monday, he left the restaurant they were in and became disorientated on Leeson Street – eventually collapsing due to a brain injury.

Thanks to the help of an unknown passerby and the emergency services, Mark was taken to hospital and survived the incident.

Over a month later, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál MacDonncha received this wonderful letter from Mark – who was reaching out to thank everyone who helped him

The Mayor shared the letter on Twitter yesterday – as Mark was keen to thank the ambulance service, St James’s and Beaumont Hospitals as well as the hotel that put his partner up for free on the night of the event

theletter Source: @LordMayorDublin

Mark’s letter begins:

Dear Mr MacDonnacha,
Having visited Dublin over the weekend of 9th, 10th of September 2017 I unfortunately suffered a brain injury due to a collapse on Leeson St in the early hours of Monday 11th September, I had become disorientated and left my partner alone in a restaurant only to be traced in hospital on the Monday morning.

They have been searching in vain for the person who called the ambulance:

We have contacted the Ambulance Service and also put the incident on Facebook in the hope of thanking the person who made the phone call to the ambulance but at present, no joy.

Mark went on to praise the emergency services and thank the Central Hotel for putting his partner up for free for a night:

I would like to thank everyone in Dublin who attended to me and helped my partner in the awful days after the accident, the Ambulance Service, St James Hospital and Beaumont Hospital where I had the operation for a bleed in my brain, the Central Hotel in Talbot St who, free of charge let my partner stay for a night.
I cannot explain how grateful I am to the people of Dublin who have been the most friendly and thoughtful people I have ever met and you must be so proud to be mayor of such a wonderful city.

And he wants his thanks to be known to as many people as possible:

I would be the most grateful if you could pass on my application to the people of Dublin in any way you can.

Sharing the letter is a good start.

You’re welcome back any time, Mark.

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