Heartbroken man gives away holiday on Youtube to 'make world a better place'
Thursday 10 May 2012
A heartbroken man who bought a holiday to Malta for his girlfriend has decided to give it away for free after they split up.
Tom Frankenburg, from Nottingham, posted a video on YouTube called "Tom Goes Crazy and Gives His Holiday Away" in which he says he will give the July trip to the most deserving person.
The 22-year-old guitar teacher says in his three-and-a-half minute video that he is donating the trip as a way to get over his break-up and to make the world a better place.
Dressed in a grey T-shirt and checked shirt, he says: "We live in a broken world - a place where people get hurt, where war happens, where equality just doesn't exist, and I want to fix it.
"Obviously I can't fix everything but I can fix it a little bit and hopefully this video will inspire you to do the same, even if it's just a little thing.
"Like sitting next to that lonely kid at school or buying a homeless person a sandwich for lunch on the streets.
"It all counts and together we can make this place a better place to live in."
The holiday, from July 3 to July 10, includes return flights to Malta from East Midlands Airport, a stay at a four-star hotel and car rental.
Mr Frankenburg said he will even chip in towards the £35 bmibaby charges for changing the names on the plane tickets.
He told the BBC he asked his ex-girlfriend before offering to give away the £1,000 holiday and has had about 30 email responses and more than 2,000 views since the video was uploaded on Saturday.
He said: "The majority of responses are not people nominating themselves. It's actually people nominating other people, which is really nice actually, that people are doing that."
He has asked people to email him about claiming the holiday and invited people to film their responses as well.
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