A mother and daughter from Sunderland delivered Christmas dinner and gifts to two stranded Turkish lorry drivers who were unable to get home for the holidays.
Sharon Johnstone, 56, who runs Zig Zag Alterations, noticed the same lorries parked up on a road near her shop in Washington over several days.
And together with her daughter Georga, 24, they came up with the idea to deliver a full Christmas dinner to help spread a bit of festive cheer.
The drivers were Turkish and spoke very little English, so Georga wrote out a paragraph asking whether they would like a Christmas dinner delivered and translated it for them.
They eagerly agreed and on Christmas, the pair delivered a full dinner without pork because they were Muslim, sticky toffee pudding and even a box of chocolates wrapped up.
Sharon said: “I went into work on Monday and the lorries were parked up. I went in on Tuesday and Wednesday and the same lorries were still there.
“I said to Georga I bet they’ll be spending Christmas there so Georga went down to speak to them and found out they were Turkish.
“They didn’t speak much English so Georga wrote a paragraph in Turkish asking if they would like us to bring them a dinner with no pork on Thursday.
“One of them was really pleased! I went shopping in Newcastle and I bought them a box of chocolates and we wrapped them up too.
“We took them a dinner down and sticky toffee pudding and they were so appreciative, they were really happy.
“One of them said he was going to be there until the 27th and he was more worried about bringing us the plate back! We’re going to go down today to see if they’re still there to say goodbye.”
Georga recorded the whole thing and made a touching video on Tik-Tok which went down a storm with viewers.
They also shared the video on Facebook which Sharon said got more than 20,000 views in just one day.
Sharon added: “We just wanted to do something nice for them because they weren’t able to be at home.
“The response has been great you always get the odd negative comment but we just wanted to do something for them.”
Sharon stars in a recently-aired documentary The Estate: Life Up North which follows the lives, hopes and dreams of six families and business owners in Washington.
She opened Zig Zags, a clothes alteration business and had to take on more staff to keep up with demand.