Nobby The Barman
Social media does it again. This time it has helped a builder find the Christmas bonus he lost while out drinking. When Nobby the barman, also known as Andrew Radcliffe, found a £600 pay packet under a chair in the Alexandra pub in Wimbledon just days before Christmas he immediately handed it in to pub managers Mick and Sarah Dore. With just the name “Mariusz” written on the packet, the Dores had little to go on so they launched an appeal on social media. Hey presto! Six days and millions of views later, Mariusz had not only been tracked down but had also been reunited with his bonus. For those wondering why it took six days to track the owner down, it turns out Mariusz, who had returned to Poland for Christmas, does not use social media. Luckily for him his son does so that the appeal, which had been viewed 1.5m times on Facebook and retweeted by over 22,000 accounts, including famous author J.K Rowling, finally got its man. “We had hoped to find him before Christmas…I don’t think he appreciated the fact the whole world was looking for him. He didn’t tell his wife because he didn’t want the hassle”, said Ms Dore. As for Nobby the barman, he was left a generous tip by a very grateful Mariusz. Ms Dore added: “We’re hugely proud of him. Without his honesty there would be no story”. Thank you Nobby!