A friendly butcher in Co Derry has captured people’s hearts all over the world after a video showing his good natured friendliness went viral.
When Masie Crawford, an elderly customer, came went in to Hegartys Butchers to do her weekly shop she cheekily asked: “Where’s my boyfriend?”
A butcher named Mark stepped forward and greeted Masie before dancing with her as he sang the 1950s song ‘You Don’t Know Me’ – a song made famous by the likes of Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Bette Midler, Kenny Logins, Don McLean, Van Morrison, Michael Bublé and several other stars.
Judging by the smile on Masie’s face as they danced, its possible that she preferred Mark’s version of the song to any of the singers listed above.
Maisie’s grandaughter Ashley Leah recorded the dance and posted it on Facebook where it has been viewed thousands of times.
Ashley wrote this excellent message on her Facebook page: “It has come to my attention that one of our operatives has been caught by an undercover agent spontaneously singing and dancing with a customer.
“May we first apologise to Granny Masie for any distress caused and assure our other customers that this behaviour will not be tolerated.
“Unfortunately Mark suffers from a rare form of SCVS (Spontaneous Carousing Victualler Syndrome) and has stopped taking his meds.
“He can be often seen lurking at the front door pretending to be on the phone when, in fact, he is stalking his next victim.
“He usually pounces on them while they are perusing the five for £10 range and bursts into one of the classic hits of the 50’s and 60’s.
“Fortunately for Granny Masie he didn’t do any of his show tunes as an excerpt from Les Mis can have a terrible effect on the victim.
“Unfortunately, due to employment regulations, we are obliged to take in a certain number of SCVS sufferers but we are entitled to take any necessary action to prevent harm to our loyal customers.
“Mark has had a good talking to this morning and has been warned that should this happen again, he will be manacled and gagged at the till so that he can only communicate with his eyes and dispense the correct change.”
Take a look at the video below.