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No such thing as a free lunch? Not for these pensioners

Take a break and read about this random act of kindness.

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AN ANONYMOUS MAN brought a little bit of mystery into the lives of dozens of New Zealand pensioners yesterday.

The random act of kindness took place at a restaurant in South Dunedin, where pensioners are offered a special discounted meal every Tuesday afternoon.

The Otago Daily Times reports that staff at the bar were approached by a man, who wished to remain anonymous, who asked for $440 (€259) to be left at the till.

“We know him, but we don’t know what his name is,” manager Joy Jones told the paper.

Out of the blue, he just wanted to give us this money for the first 40 pensioners through the door today. We don’t know why. He just said he wanted to do it.

One recipient of the free meal, a 82-year-old man named Ian Robinson, said he hopes to find out the man’s name to “put him on my Christmas card list”.

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