Student becomes best pals with OAP after letting her stay over after missing bus

A student let a stranded woman stay at her flat after she missed her last bus home – and now the pair are best friends despite the 52-year age gap.

Rebecca McCurry, 19, didn't hesitate to offer Ann, 71, a grandmother-of-five, a place to stay for the night after she spotted her wandering the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, alone.

After joining a party Rebecca was at and staying the night at her student halls, thankful Ann headed back to Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, but the pair stayed in touch.

Now the unlikely pals talk every day and have visited each other's homes – going for walks, dinners, and to the pub together.

Rebecca, a sociology student at the University of West of Scotland, said: "I was at a party, and I went outside and spotted her. She'd been wondering the streets for hours after missing her bus. I just said 'you'll sleep with me tonight' and she looked so thankful.

"The next morning, I was a bit shocked to see a tuft of her hair poking out of my bed, but then I remembered I'd let her stay. Most students wake up with a bit of a hangover, but I woke up with a 71-year-old stranger in my bed."

Ann had been in Glasgow, Scotland, visiting her sick brother when she got stuck trying to get home in March 2021.

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Unable to stay in a hotel due to Covid regulations and having missed the last bus home, she planned to wander the streets all night.

"I couldn't believe it when she told me she'd been wondering around for so long," Rebecca said.

After taking Ann to her room, Rebecca went to go back to the party for a bit.

"Ann just turned around and said 'where's my invite?' so she ended up coming along. Everyone loved her," Rebecca said.

Rebecca was shocked to discover Ann in her bed the next morning – having momentarily forgotten the previous night's events.

"I saw her short hair poking out of my duvet and I freaked out thinking 'who is in my bed?'," she said.

"Then I remembered. Ann couldn't stop calling me an angel but I was just glad to help."

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