A MAN called Mr Good lived up to his name when he came to the rescue of an elderly man.

Taxi driver Nick Good answered a call for help from Lynda Wells when her husband Tom - who has advanced Alzheimer's disease - fell out of bed in the middle of the night.

Mr Good was about to pick up a customer in Salwayash when Mrs Wells came out of her house.

Mrs Wells, 71, is a carer for her 88-year-old husband.

At about 11.30pm on Saturday night, Mrs Wells heard her husband fall out of bed in the next room but, after 20 minutes of trying, was unable to lift him off the floor.

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She went outside to see if any of her neighbours were still up but could not see any lights on in the nearby homes. She was about to call for an ambulance when she saw some headlights coming down her road, and a taxi stopped.

She asked the driver, Mr Good, if he would come inside and help her, to which he agreed, and together they were able to help Mr Wells back into bed.

Mrs Wells did not even have time to ask the driver for his name before they went their separate ways but, through social media, they managed to connect and on Monday she took Mr Good a bottle of wine to say thank you.

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She said: "I am so lucky that Nick just happened to be driving down the road at that very moment and was kind enough to put his face mask on and come inside and help me - it was like an angel appearing.

"I was out in the street in my dressing gown and wellies so goodness knows what he thought of me. I am so pleased that I was able to connect with him on Facebook so I could take him a gift to say thank you.

"If hadn't of been there I would have had to call an ambulance which might have taken a long time and Tom would have been stuck on the floor so I am just so thankful he was there."

Mr Good, a driver for Beeline Taxis, said he was more than happy to help Mrs Wells having experienced something similar with his father.

The 47-year-old said: "My dad suffered from diabetes and he had times when he fell and couldn't get back up so I knew what she was going through.

"She sent me a message on Facebook saying she wanted to drop something round and that was so kind of her, she really didn't need to - I was more than happy to help."