- Hundreds of people received an unexpected boost thanks to a generous man’s
- Peter Darmos handed out money amounting to over $100 notes to each of the people who had lost their jobs
- The man drove to his bank and withdrew over $10 000 in cash
- He then distributed it to everyone in the queue and called on other Australians to do the same
Hundreds of people who had queued outside a Centrelink office in Melbourne, Australia received an unexpected boost thanks to a generous man’s random act of kindness.
The man identified as Peter Darmos handed out $100 in cash to the dozens of jobless workers waiting outside the office.
Darmos, who gave the $100 to each person who was queuing outside the office said he saw the scenes on the news and knew he had to do something to help.
“It made me sick to the stomach. These people need instant pain relief. They can not wait for tomorrow or the day after," he said.
"Their Centrelink payments are not ready until next week. They need to put food in the table tonight," he added.
The 62-year-old, from Balwyn North, is reported to have driven to his bank where he queued up for an hour before withdrawing the maximum amount of $10,000.
He then distributed the notes to each person inside and outside the office until there were no more to hand out.
“My heart just goes out to these people who are really suffering. The gratitude, the tears in peoples eyes, it was unbelievable," he said.
"I had to do that because these people need instant relief. They can not wait for tomorrow or the day after," he added.
He further noted that he could not stand to see his kids fed while others starve comparing it a tragedy of profound proportion.
Darmos, a businessman who emigrated from Greece as a child, urged other wealthy Australians to donate to workers in industries that have been crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.
'We can all hit the offices across the country in 30 seconds today and hand out a lettuce leaf to each person in need so they can put some food on the table for their families,' he said.
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