The newlyweds who shared their wedding cake with a homeless man say they are blown away by the response to their spontaneous act of kindness.

Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi gave a piece of their wedding cake to the man, known only as Miller, following their wedding at The Community of St Luke in Remuera on Saturday.

A photo of the kind-hearted gesture was published on the front page of the Herald this morning, and has received thousands of reactions, shares and comments on Facebook.

Tindall woke to half a dozen text messages from excited friends.

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"It's really amazing, really nice. I'm blown away. My friends are just saying 'that's why we love you' and a lot of people said that it's something nice and positive on the front page of the paper."

Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi share a slice of their wedding cake with a homeless man outside The Community of St Luke church in Remuera. Photo by Ben Franks/Steve May/one2one Photography
Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi share a slice of their wedding cake with a homeless man outside The Community of St Luke church in Remuera. Photo by Ben Franks/Steve May/one2one Photography

She also wanted to add they were not the only ones to show kindness to Miller - they had since been told another person at the church that day gave the man a cup of tea.

Both sides of the couple's family had similarly expressed pride in their touching gesture.

Rome-based Clementi sent a link to the story to his family in Italy, Tindall said.

"They think it's really funny that he's come to New Zealand for a few weeks and made the front page of the paper."