Not just a football star: ‘Cookstown treasure’ Stuart Dallas has a huge heart too

Staurt Dallas with the homeless man he and Juneve helped
Staurt Dallas with the homeless man he and Juneve helped

Northern Ireland football star Stuart Dallas has proved that not only is he a whizz at the ‘beautiful game’, but has a beautiful heart as well.

While on honeymoon with his new wife Juneve, the newly weds met a homeless man in Las Vegas.

Little Alex, who has been unwell, gets a visit from his hero

Little Alex, who has been unwell, gets a visit from his hero

And instead of walking on by, the inspirational couple took him to a shop to buy what ever he needed.

Juneve posted a picture of Stuart and the man on Facebook, saying: “The amount of homeless people here is so sad. To bring this man into the shop an get him whatever he wanted, how much he appreciated it, the tears were rolling down his face. This world is so cruel.”

But a Cookstown woman, who has praised this amazing act of kindness said, it is not the only selfless act the Cookstown football legend has carried out in recent times.

Judith Wilson, whose eight-year-old son is unwell, said the winger paid little Alex a visit the day after the Northern Ireland’s massive homecoming celebration at Titanic, and just an hour before he left to go on honeymoon.

“He came to our home the day after the big night in the Titanic Quarter and one hour before he left for his honeymoon to see our Alex,” she explained.

“He is eight and has been quite ill from March and was in and out of Antrim hospital from that time.

“My husband Stephen Wilson sent him a message to ask him could he come see Alex and spend some time with him.

“Stuart Dallas is Alex’s favourite Northern Ireland player and role model,” she added, “he even had to get his hair done like his - and he replied within minutes saying he would love to come see Alex.

“Alex got the shock of his life when he opened the front door and Stuart was there. Honestly what a guy... And an absolute treasure to Cookstown.”