This is Vasily, I have met him a couple of times now selling the Big Issue outside the Castle Quay shopping mall in Banbury, UK.

Approaching the mall today, Vasily recognised me and took of his glove to shake my hand, I felt honoured to be remembered, especially by someone who must meet many people every day. I find Vasily a very warm and approachable chap, and it's a pleasure watching him chatting with the shoppers as they pass.

Vasily, I never checked the spelling of your name, I hope I have spelt it correctly. I have given you one of my cards. I hope you get the chance to go online and view this post on one of the links on the card. It is a real pleasure meeting you, I wish you well over Christmas, and hope to see you again soon.

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