FRIENDS packed a Wirral pub to pay their respects to roof fall teenager Paul Macaulay.
Pals came together at the Wetherspoon’s bar, in West Kirby, to mourn the loss of the 19-year-old who tragically fell from a city centre apartment block on Thursday.
Paul had been due to start his university life in Cambridge last Friday.
The former Hilbre High student’s parents were consoled by his friends, who shared memories in his favourite bar.
Dad Ian, from West Kirby, said he was overwhelmed by the support shown.
He told Paul’s friends: “Thank you all from the bottom of my broken heart.”
In a statement released through police yesterday, Ian and mum Angela Yates, remembered Paul as a “loving and caring son from a close and supportive family”.
They said: “He was a kind, beautiful boy who was always very considerate and loved by all his friends, family and girlfriend.
"Always thoughtful towards others, Paul would do anything for anyone and was always willing to help.
"He had a great sense of humour and never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was a credit to those who knew him.
"We have so many memories of Paul that we will always treasure.
"Paul is going to be greatly missed by all of his family and friends, and we cannot believe he has gone."
The keen photographer, nicknamed “Fesh”, is believed to have slipped from the roof of apartments in Victoria Street on Thursday.
He had been due to start a film and media degree at Anglia Ruskin University.
Cousin Rebecca Macaulay said: “Paul was more like my little brother.
“He had grown up into the most perfect man, so kind and gentle and always smiling.
“He brought happiness to everyone he ever met. Losing him has left a massive emptiness in all our hearts.
“He will be loved and missed forever.”
On Facebook, tributes continued to flood to a memorial page for the big Liverpool FC fan.
Friend Siobhan Woodward wrote: “Seeing how many people came to honour your memory was overwhelming.
“You had so many people who cared about you and loved you.
“It was so wonderful to see that.
“It reaffirms everything I have ever thought about you. Outstanding is a word meant for people like you.”