Dublin shop owner makes kindhearted offer to parents and students as dark evenings roll in

By Roisin Cullen

A Dublin shop owner has made a kindhearted offer to parents and schoolkids as the darker evenings roll in.

The generous man behind Cappagh Stores in Finglas said that students can use his shop as a safe place in case of emergencies.

He said that children who have no credit or who miss their bus can use the shop phone to get in touch with their parents.

The owner took to Facebook to spread the word.

He said: "Hi parents and schoolchildren, we would like to remind you with schools back and the dark evenings approaching if there is an emergency like your child misses their bus or has no credit to ring you, please tell them to come to our shop.

"They can call you from the shop and wait for you here. It's an option to keep in mind so they are safe."

Locals have applauded the kind and much-needed gesture.

One Facebook user said: "What a lovely thing to do!"

Another said: "Well done to you all, great gesture #shoplocal #supportlocal"

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