This may well be the greatest celebrity pay-it-forward gift ever.
John Oliver, the late night talk show host, spent $10,000 at auction for Russell Crowe’s jockstrap.
It was a gesture to not only help the actor, who was selling memorabilia as part of his Gladiator-sized divorce, but to save one of the last remaining Blockbuster video stores in the United States.
But Crowe sayid he had a “eureka moment” and used the proceeds for something different.
I’ve had a eureka moment on how to use @iamjohnoliver from @LastWeekTonight auction money . His random act of kindness is going to be honoured in such a cool way .
Yes, no surprise, it will involve wildlife . @rickygervais @jimjefferies @jimmycarr @edsheeran @edwina_b
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 18, 2018
It’s really rather inspired.
I think this is such a wonderful random act of kindness that I am planning now on how to best use the @iamjohnoliver money he spent on groin protectors and such .
Given his often shown genuine love for Australians and Australia , it’s got to be something special . https://t.co/NcziHy5A2H
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 17, 2018
Koalas. Yes, Koalas.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 3, 2018
And so, the Australia Zoo now has The John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward.
The late Steve Irwin would be so proud. His family, Terri, Bindi and Robert certainly are.
— Mashable Australia (@mashableAU) May 7, 2018
What could me more fitting for the Last Week Tonight host?
Best. Gift. Ever.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 7, 2018
For koalas, it can be life-changing — even life-saving.
— Wildlife Warriors (@wildwarriors) May 3, 2018
She’s one lucky koala! Whilst in care at the @AustraliaZoo Wildlife Hospital, Amaroo, along with her new friends, were given a vaccine which is hoped to protect them from the life-threatening Chlamydia disease for the long-term, possibly even for life. 🐨 https://t.co/58h9sNuYIr pic.twitter.com/KnstCRgx8l
— Wildlife Warriors (@wildwarriors) May 4, 2018
Photo Russell Crowe/Twitter