The flowers laid under the dark arches on Tuesday night, and the number of people who gathered to pay tribute to Alan, say a lot about the people of Leeds.
They showed they care, they are compassionate and that they wanted everyone to know that Alan mattered.
Alan was a well-known figure under the arches. He was a rough sleeper whose bed was always imaculate, his patch of pavement swept and, judging by the gifts of food, drinks and books that were often left on his blankets he had plenty of people looking out for him.
Thanks Leeds for showing you care. RIP Alan.