Merry’s father, Steve, told BuzzFeed that it had been a “whirlwind” of media attention.
He confirmed that the Ramsay Group HR director had left a “long voicemail” asking for Aaron to come down to London and have a meeting.
He said: “He’s still studying at college, he was trying to learn his trade academically, and then apply that in part time jobs, so he was juggling quite a lot. On a personal level regardless of where it goes, we just want to thank Gordon and the Ramsay Group for following through on what they said.”
And he added: “It’s very easy to say things on Twitter and not back it up. We’re just incredibly appreciative of Gordon sticking to his word. It’s testament to what kind of guy he is. A lot of people have this notion of him as a hard-nosed businessman.”
Most of the time.