Bogusla Bryczek is a Stirlingshire milkman with a heart of gold.
For in a brief ceremony at Graham’s The Family Dairy in Bridge of Allan, the 38 year-old Polish delivery driver was rewarded for recently coming to the rescue of an elderly lady while doing his milk round in Edinburgh city centre.
Known to his colleagues simply as ‘Bobby,’ in the early hours of a bitterly cold January morning the modest milkman was carrying produce into Starbucks coffee outlet on Princes Street when he was approached by the 85 year-old lady in distress.
For earlier that evening, the lady (whose family have requested her name is withheld) had booked into an Edinburgh hotel in fright after believing her house was being burgled.
Unfortunately, after briefly leaving the warmth of the hotel the octogenarian had lost her bearings. Fortunately, it was the friendly face of Bobby she approached for help to find her accommodation and to escape the sub-zero temperatures.
“It was freezing on the streets. The little old lady could easily have succumbed to hypothermia,” confides Bobby, whom after ensuring the lady reached hotel reception, popped a note of his telephone number on a piece of paper in case she needed further assistance.
Subsequently, unassuming Bobby didn’t mention his act of kindness to fellow dairymen. His heroic deed only came to light when a family friend of the lady discovered his note and decided to pay a visit to the dairy in order to personally thank Bobby for his selfless act of kindness on a cold, dark Edinburgh street.
Referring to the incident, Robert Graham, managing director of Graham’s The Family Dairy commented: “Naturally, we are all very happy the lady got back to her hotel safe and sound. It was an act of kindness that’s typical of Bobby. You could say he’s a Graham’s milkman with a heart of gold.”