"All I want for Christmas is friends, nothing else"

A heartbreaking message has been sent out in the hope of helping a young man who suffers from loneliness at Christmas.

The appeal was sent to former MLA Pat Ramsey in Derry, who reposted it on his Facebook page.

The anonymous message concerns a man who is looking for friendship – someone to go bowling with or go for tea/coffee with. They are calling out for a show of kindness at Christmas time.

The message says: This young 27 year old states every year is, all I want for Christmas is friends, nothing else, I’d love to make hisdream” come true this year.

Many people have been moved by the appeal, and are suggesting events and groups for the man to join and hopefully make friends.

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