While all this had been happening for Alice, Kev was performing his usual routine in the park at the centre of town.
But this time rejection seems to affect him differently.
Kev doesn’t normally get sad. His usual reaction to the world not going his way is to get angrier and angrier.
But before long, he’s crying on the shoulder of this kind-hearted old woman.
This is the first time I have ever seen him cry.