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neil laybourn


On January 14, 2008, Neil Laybourn was passing by Waterloo Bridge when he saw a young man in distress. He said on that day in January he began asking Jonny Benjamin questions about himself and his situation and discovered they had grown up about 10 minutes from each. After talking Jonny down to safety, and seeing him be taken away to hospital, he thought that would be the end of the story. Six years later, Jonny launched the `Finding Mike' social-media campaign to track Neil down, and it went viral around the world, far exceeding his expectations. Jonny & Neil now travel around the UK & the world spreading their message of hope & resilience.