Man hands out $100 each to hundreds of jobless workers
An Australian man, Peter Darmos, 62, saw queues of people outside the Centrelink office in Melbourne who had been rendered jobless due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and he says the sight made him feel “sick to his stomach”. To help those people “with no means to put some bread on the table for their family”, Darmos handed each one of them $100 in cash, which in total amounted to $10,000.
“The gratitude, the tears in peoples’ eyes, it was unbelievable,” he said.
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.
“I came here as a six-year-old from a village in Greece and this country has been good to me,” he said.
“We can all hit the Centrelink 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.”