ONE business owner has helped a homeless man avoid a shattering predicament this Christmas.
A Tamworth man, who did not wish to be named, has been living in his car with his daughter and recently had his misfortune compounded when his front windshield was smashed.
Knowing he had to shore-up his current accommodation, he scraped together enough cash to get a new windshield fitted.
After handing over the $170 for the fix, the man thought he had traded some much needed cash for a bit of comfort.
When he returned to pick up his vehicle turned makeshift home, he found a Christmas card with the full amount inside.
“I just wanted to say a big thank you,” he said.
“There’s many families who are worse off.
“It just blew me away.”
Protector Autoglass’ Shane Broekman said it was a pretty easy decision to refund the repair job.
“I just did it for someone doing it hard,” Mr Broekman said.
He said it was the right time of year to find ways to give back to the community.
“Him and his daughter were doing it pretty tough,” he said.
“I spoke to my wife and son and we thought we should do it.
“You’ve got to give something this time of year.”
According to Vinnies, more people than ever will experience homelessness this Christmas.
There’s more than 116,000 people across Australia either sleeping on the streets, in temporary or inadequate dwellings, or in halfway-solutions like boarding houses or crisis accommodation.