Shocking photo reveals the grim reality of Glasgow, where a homeless man sleeps in a doorway during heavy snowfall

THESE photos show the heartbreaking reality that homeless people in Glasgow faced during heavy snow storms.

Shocking photos show someone curled up in a sleeping bag in a doorway downtown in the middle of a snowstorm in the early morning hours.


The photographs show the harsh reality of life on the streets.Credit: Facebook
Anton Urged People To Be Kinder To Each Other


Anton urged people to be kinder to each otherCredit: Facebook

The images posted by Anton Reilly were posted to the Help the Homeless community group on Facebook.

This is due to the fact that strong winds and heavy snowfall rage in the country all night.

Scots woke up this morning under a blanket of snow as the Met Office issued ‘danger to life’ warnings.

The warning is in effect for large sections of the country and is expected to last until Friday morning.

Anton wrote in the post: “Good morning from the very cold winter streets of Glasgow.

“A quick walk into town this morning to check in and help out some of our friends in this crazy weather.

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“Everyone I met this morning received a warm drink and some essentials including gloves, hats and sleeping bags to make them a little more comfortable, as well as a small Greggs gift card guaranteeing they’ll have a hot breakfast.

“I came across a very young man who says that he is waiting for temporary accommodation in a boarding house, but for now he feels safer on the street, and not in one of the hostels.

“I have given him a tent for now to try and protect him from the elements and will try to contact him later to see if we can help further.

“Brief of the gentleman we helped get off the streets over the weekend, he’s doing great, settling in nicely in his temporary home and so glad he’s off the streets and finally getting the support he needs and deserves.

I’m homeless and should be glad I have an apartment, but I’m terrified I won’t be able to pay my electricity bills

“Be very careful when you go out and the weather is really crazy today guys.

“Have a nice day, take care of yourself, keep warm and remember that being kind is worth a lot.”

Facebook users shared their thoughts on the heartbreaking post in the comments.

One of them said: “My heart goes out to all the homeless on days like today or any other time, but thanks to extremely kind, helpful, caring people like you, you really make their life a little easier.”

Another commented, “Couldn’t stop thinking about the people who weren’t home last night because of this weather and so grateful for people like you… I hope everyone sleeps well, it just breaks my heart.”

A third added, “This really breaks my heart so much!

“Thank you for taking care of them, I would like to help them and give them shelter.”

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