The actions of an “amazing” stranger have left the owners of a cafe in Melbourne’s southeast speechless.
The owners of Timbuktu Cafe in Brighton East wrote on Facebook on Friday they found a note with no name on it under the door on opening.
“Hello Pierre,” it reads.
“Because we have an income of less than $80,000 a year we qualify for the Commonwealth Seniors healthcare card and such have received $750 each from the government.
“We pay no tax as our income is from superannuation pension.”
Earlier this month, the government announced a $750 coronavirus benefit package for Australians in the hope of jump-starting the economy during coronavirus lockdown.
Among the beneficiaries were people on Newstart, disability support pensions and aged care pensions.
The person who wrote the note to Timbuktu added the money they received to the envelope.
“I need nothing that I can think to spend it on and have thought that I would like to donate it to your business, Pierre,” the note reads.
“You are certainly part of the economy and we very much admire your efforts to create a wonderful family-focused business.
“Plus your ever-smiling welcome, despite these hard times, helps us all.
“We hope this helps in a small way.”
‘Selfless’ gesture melts hearts
The owners of the cafe wrote the note and the donation had them “lost for words”.
“Whoever you are, thank you so much,” they wrote.
One woman called it a “selfless gesture” and others said it was “thoughtful”, “inspiring” and “bloody fantastic”.
“Heartwarming to see this,” another woman wrote.
“How beautiful! Such a generous and truly special gesture. Much love to these exceptionally kind people,” somebody else said.
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