Push to give 'Toowoomba's nicest man' the best Christmas
HE'S been labelled Toowoomba's nicest man, but now a push is on to make sure he has his best Christmas yet.
Jon 'Huge' Hart and his act of Christmas charity went viral on Friday after it was revealed he had bought food to be donated to needy families in Toowoomba.
He purchased two trolley loads of breads, cakes, donuts, hot dogs and other items to give away to families who are "doing it a bit hard" this Christmas.
The post generated thousands of likes, comments and shares on Facebook, as did a second post urging people to shake Mr Hart's hand and calling him a "champion".
Now one of his supporters is calling for donations to give the Good Samaritan the "Christmas he deserves".
Alix Keilty set up a GoFundMe page calling on the community of Toowoomba to give back to "the most selfless man in our town".
"He has donated thousands of items and hours, to help the less fortunate. It is our turn to help him. Let us give Jon the Christmas he deserves," she said.
Ms Keilty said Jon deserved recognition for all the good work he had been doing.
"Being unemployed himself, he keeps selflessly helping others.
"Whether it be doing dump runs, or buying food out of his own pocket and forwarding it on to others.
"He is what makes this town great.
"There are others out there who are doing the same thing, and I wish we could help them all. But this year it's Jon's turn."
"I would love to be able to go out and just buy him a new car myself. Unfortunately, I'm on limited funds too.
"But a GoFundMe page is the next best thing. It allows the community to thank him for being such an angel."
If you can assist visit the page here.
Other good deeds by Mr Hart have also emerged.
Miki Webb said Mr Hart had helped her pick up a freezer.
"Nicest guy I've ever met, so caring and thoughtful - just amazing.
"Restores faith in humanity."
Shannon Rose Ward said: "He gave me a wardrobe and antique coffee table when I moved into my own place and had nothing.
"He then went and picked up a couch someone else was giving me. Is one of the nicest people I've ever met."
Others said he was a good example of why people should not be judgmental of others.
James Broadfoot said: "I bet 1000 people would cross the road to get away from him because he looks intimidating.
"It goes to show you can't judge a book by its cover, well done, mate."