A generous Paisley man has delivered a special gift to a customer who has suffered a difficult year.

Donald Webb, who works as a gas engineer for AO.com, met 84-year-old Selkirk resident Charlie Mabon last year while delivering a fridge-freezer to him.

After the two began chatting, Donald heard about some of the struggles Charlie has faced recently – and was so moved that he wanted to organise a nice surprise for the pensioner.

Charlie's son and daughter-in-law were involved in a horrific car crash that left them both badly injured.

After leaving hospital, they lived with Charlie for three months during their recovery.

Charlie was also a full-time carer for his wife, who was living with dementia and sadly passed away.

Donald said: “I remember leaving Charlie’s home and thinking 'wow, he deserves a medal for what he has gone through.'

“He was such a cheerful chap and I really wanted to do something for him because he seemed like the kind of person that helps everyone he comes across in life.”

After returning to the AO depot in Larkhall, Donald spoke to his boss about getting a new Lenovo tablet for Charlie to help him stay in touch with his son, who lives in England, through video calls.

Donald then headed back to Selkirk to deliver the gift to Charlie.

“It was lovely to see Charlie again and I was delighted to hear that he had a lovely Christmas and New Year with his son and daughter-in-law," said Donald.

“Hopefully this gift will mean that he can regularly catch up with them whenever he wishes.”