A trio of Leeds lads have gone viral this past weekend after an Italian restaurant praised their “mature attitude” during a meal out.
Pals Will, 12, and Leo and Charlie, both 13, usually meet up every weekend to play together, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported, however this past weekend, the classic Northern rainy weather had put a bit of a dampener on their plans, so they decided to head to the popular restaurant Salute at The White Swan in Rothwell for some food instead, as it’s a restaurant that Leo usually goes to with his grandma.
When the trio arrived at the restaurant, they sat down and told staff that they only had £9 between them and asked politely if that would be “enough” for a pizza and water to share between them.
As management at the restaurant recognised Leo from his regular visits, they decided to treat the lads to an extra pizza and some fries for their “mature attitude”.
The restaurant took to social media to share the heartwarming story of the lads’ visit.
Explaining in a now-viral Facebook post, Salute at The White Swan said: “They came to Salute asking for a table of three, and they said they had £9 and asked if that would be ‘enough’ for a pizza and water to share.
“In exchange for their mature attitude to dining out, Salute decided to treated them to extra fries and extra pizza.”
The restaurant even revealed that Will even took some of the leftover pizza and breadsticks home to share with his baby sister too.
Staff said that the lads’ parents should be “so proud” of them.
The photo showing the lads smiling at their table shared to the restaurant’s Facebook page on Sunday has since gone viral globally, amassing over 44,000 interactions, thousands of shares, and hundreds of comments from people both praising the lads for their attitudes, and the restaurant for “always looking for the good” in people.
“Smashing lads well done, and thanks to those at The Swan who have praised them – we have some awesome young people,” one person commented.
Another added: “That’s warmed my heart to read. Loads of young people out there that parents can be proud of, and the lads are an example of that. Keep going the way you are and be proud of yourselves.”
“Lads, that is awesome. You’re clearly a credit to your families, school and wider society, so great to read, and good on the staff for your care and generosity,” a third said.
The restaurant said they hoped the lads’ parents would see the post, and their wish ended up coming true as Leo’s mum, Lucy-Rae Prince, commented underneath the picture saying: “Thanks so much for your call letting us know how polite our boys were today and for looking after them like you did – above and beyond.”
“Thank you for sharing this,” she also added.
Lucy also told the Yorkshire Evening Post that she is “so proud” of Leo and his friends for being “so polite and well mannered”, and said that for them to be recognised in such “a lovely way” by Salute was “just amazing for all of us.”
Staff at Salute at The White Swan also told the YEP that they had been “blown away” with the response to the post.
Wrexham AFC announce Manchester United friendly with hilarious Sir Alex Ferguson video
Manchester United confirmed that they would be playing Wrexham AFC as part of their US tour on Tuesday, but the Welsh club’s Hollywood owners had a much better way of announcing the pre-season friendly.
While the Red Devils put out a simple statement revealing that one of their games would come against the resurgent Red Dragons, Wrexham‘s celebrity owners in Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney once again decided to put their acting to good use and inform their own fans of the upcoming match.
So, what’s the best way for a National League club to announce a massive fixture with one of the biggest sporting franchises in the world? Well, ideal scenario: getting a United legend and perhaps the greatest football manager of all time to help you do it would have quite the impact. Surely not?…
Yes, somehow, Rob and Ryan managed to convince Sir Alex Ferguson to be in the video and while they’re the ones known for their funny bones, it’s the gaffer who shines as the star of the show.
So good. We almost thought we were staring at a still image at one point and the gag was going to be along the lines of him not even being there while they wonder, ‘is he frozen’?, but the punchline was the perfect level of dry for Scotsman who is literally known for his infamous ‘hairdryer’.
Now, we’ve seen plenty of parodies and funny videos since the acting, writing and comedy-producing duo first bought the club back in November 2020, but I think it’s fair to say we never expected to see Sir Alex in a sketch.
Obviously, we’ve seen countless commercial ads involving United down the year working — including that time the players met Deadpool himself (remember that?) — but we can’t remember the legendary coach ever getting involved with these kinds of shenanigans before.
Suppose retirement has given him the free time to focus on the things he enjoys: i.e. more United.
As detailed in the video and United’s tour teaser at the start of the week, the two teams will be playing in a pre-season friendly at the Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego on July 25 later this year.
Not only will there be plenty of American Reds piling through the doors this summer, but there’s also sure to be a fair few transatlantic Wrexham supporters too, as the story of the club’s takeover has captured the attention of millions, especially after their hugely popular documentary series.
To make things even cooler, it isn’t the only connection between the Devils and the Dragons we’ve seen of late either, as former United keeper and Premier League veteran Ben Foster came out of retirement to sign for Wrexham 18 years on from his previous loan spell. What a coup
Reynolds even popped up in his latest matchday vlog. Wrexham really is one of the strangest sporting stories we’ve witnessed in quite some time.
And that’s just part of the first wave of celebrity contestants – more famous faces will take part in I’m A Celebrity… South Africa, entering the camp as the series goes on.
The new series will ‘push them to their limits and test them like never before’, ITV has said, promising bigger and tougher challenges and an even harsher environment.
Also taking part from the launch episode will be Diversity star Jordan Banjo, TV presenter Carol Vorderman, Olympian Fatima Whitbread, former royal butler Paul Burrell, ex-England cricketer Phil Tufnell, and supermodel Janice Dickinson.
ITV said: “Whilst nodding back to the Australian jungle, I’m A Celebrity…South Africa is a uniquely different series so viewers can look forward to lots of unexpected twists and turns.”