THIS is the moment kind-hearted 10-year-old Josh Larkin gave food and water he bought with his own money, to a homeless man outside Nandos before giving him a hug.

Bleak Hill pupil Josh from City Road was heartbroken about the homeless on the streets of St Helens and asked his mum Kerrie Larkin, 33, how he could help.

Unsure of what to do she said she would look into it.

However on Saturday, care assistant Kerrie picked up her son after she finished work and was shocked when he asked her if they could go to the shop.

She took him and he came out with a bottle of water, crisps and chocolate.

A confused Kerrie asked why he had bought the items and he said "I want to give these things to someone who needs it."

Proud mum Kerrie then took him into St Helens Town Centre where they gave the items to rough sleeper Jay who called Josh "a classic"

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Kerrie said: "I couldn't be more proud of Josh. I'm just so incredibly blown away by his kindness at such a young age.

"He's a lovely boy, but to be so selfless, spend his own money and decide off his own back to do this is just amazing to me.

"Jay was lovely and he gave Josh a hug. I hope he can get himself sorted.

"It doesn't seem like a big thing, but my son went to bed feeling like he helped someone, and for a bit at least Jay had food and water and that is something I'm very proud of.

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"It shows it doesn't take a lot to help someone."