Kyrgios’ heartwarming gesture during coronavirus crisis

andrewhendrie in News 08 Apr 2020
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Nick Kyrgios (Photo by Corinne Dubreuil/ABACAPRESS.COM)

Nick Kyrgios is earning praise after offering to help out fans who are in desperate need of supplies during the global coronavirus pandemic.

After winning fans over with his enormous generosity during Australia’s horrific bushfire season in the summer, Kyrgios is once again using his platform for good.

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The enigmatic Australian took to social media earlier in the week in a bid to help out anyone who is doing it tough due to the ongoing COVID-19 threat.

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“If anyone is not working/not getting an income and runs out of food, or times are just tough… please don’t go to sleep with an empty stomach,” Kyrgios said in a post to Instagram.

“Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to send me a private message. I will be more than happy to share whatever I have.

“Even just for a box of noodles, a loaf of bread or milk. I will drop it off at your doorstep, no questions asked!”

Kyrgios is now delivering on that promise, posting an Instagram story in which he said he was taking to the streets to deliver essential items to some of those who messaged him.

“Tomorrow I will be doing as many deliveries as I can throughout the day to the nearest people I have been in contact with,” he said.

“If I haven’t read your message yet, trust me I will do my absolute best to get to yours.

“And to my international friends around the world, I wish I could do more, but right now things are tough, stay strong, brighter days are coming.”

Fellow Australian and Kyrgios’ doubles partner Matt Reid also took to social media to praise the Canberran, saying this is the ‘real Nick’.

Kyrgios has been a highly controversial figure in the tennis world since bursting onto the scene as a teenager when he stunned Rafael Nadal on Centre Court at Wimbledon.

However, fans are beginning to warm to the mercurial talent, with Kyrgios showcasing extraordinary generosity during the Australian summer, starting a movement that ultimately saw tennis players and sports stars from around the world donate to bushfire victims around the country.

Kyrgios, among other donations, pledged $200 for every ace he hit during the Australian summer and was to continue his cause around the world before the COVID-19 pandemic suspended tennis indefinitely.

In total, Kyrgios raised over $90,000 during the Australian summer.