Modern capitalism started with the railways. And today:
A mother has launched an appeal to try to find a generous stranger who bought her stranded daughter an £85 train ticket home.
India Ballancore, 16, missed her return train to Bristol from Stockport, Greater Manchester, on Sunday.
Her mother Andrea said the stranger stepped in and paid for a new fare after India was told her ticket was not valid for the next service.
Of course, the only reason why she needed this kindness from a generous stranger is that Cross Country Rail employees couldn’t resist the opportunity to profiteer off a vulnerable girl who had already paid for a ticket, but had missed her train.