Elusive artist Banksy revealed his identity to a kind schoolboy that helped him 7 years ago

Elusive artist Banksy revealed his identity to a kind schoolboy that helped him

There's one mystery solved, Banksy is a sound man...

JOE seldom has any fun stories to tell when we use public transportation. To be honest, we probably could write a book about some of the more 'interesting' events that we've witnessed.

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We're happy to report that 14-year old Ben Azarya had a much more memorable experience than us when he was recently travelling on a train in Oxenholme, Cumbria, after noticing a man that was sitting across from him  the journey that spent most of the time chatting on his phone.

After the anonymous man's rucksack fell to the floor, some of the contents - which included a gas mask and spray paint - fell out as Ben went to help.

Speaking to Metro UK, Ben said:

“He opened his rucksack and had a gas mask and spray paints inside. He got out a piece of paper and had colours marked on it of what he had been trying out and he dropped his colours.

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“I picked them up for him and after that he started signing it in weird letters and numbers. He said “do you know who Robin Banks is?”

Ben admitted that he had no idea who he was, before being handed an original and autographed.

Banksy Ben

The teenager added, “I said no and he said “this will be worth about £20,000 – have a good life, brother”. Ben and his mother are currently talking with Bonhams Auction House, with a view to authenticating the artwork.

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So there you go folks, no kind deed goes unrewarded.