WATCH: The moment an elderly victim has his faith in humanity restored

Michelle Spary surprised the elderly man with some money and groceries. Credit: MEN Media.

This is the moment an elderly man who had his shopping stolen from his front doorstep had his faith in humanity restored.

The pensioner had lost his keys and left his shopping bags outside his bungalow in Little Hulton, Greater Manchester, while he popped next door to ask for some help.

But when he returned, the shocked OAP found that not only was he locked out of his home, but all of his groceries had been swiped.

Word spread and a complete stranger, Michelle Spary, 44, also from Little Hulton, had a whip-round to pay for the £117 locksmith bill and replace all the shopping.

The heart-warming moment she delivered £129 in cash and a card was captured on video and has since been viewed more than half a million times.

“Oh I can’t accept that... that’s so kind,” the pensioner says in the clip.

In the end, he gratefully accepts the gifts and then Michelle, her sister Jenna, 32, and her six-year-old nephew, fetch bags of shopping - including a chicken that had been cooked for him - from her car.

Michelle explained she was so upset when she learned about the incident that she posted an appeal on social media.

Her friends and family quickly promised cash and food which she then collected from around 15 addresses around Little Hulton - including the cooked chicken.

The married mother-of-four, who also has five step-children and a grandson, said:

Michelle said her ‘head fell off’ when she saw the online praise heaped on her for her act of kindness.

Michelle added:

The elderly man expressed his gratitude but didn't want to comment further.