Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Free Bike Post Viral and Goes to Lucky Young Girl

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Free Bike Post Viral and Goes to Lucky Young Girl

Article excerpt

THERE are a lot of children who've sent letters to Santa asking for a bike for Christmas.

So when Toowoomba woman Jo Lewis posted online that she wanted to give away a bike to a family, it didn't take long for the post to go viral.

"I would like to give this bike away to someone who is struggling this Christmas," she wrote.

"Not someone who wastes money on cigarettes but to someone whose kids really need it."

The post was soon shared and liked hundreds of times.

Ms Lewis said she decided to give away the bike after reading a heartbreaking story.

"I saw a post about a lady whose bike was stolen and it made me think," she said.

"I shouldn't be selling this I should give it to someone who will not be as lucky as my kids are."

She said giving away a bike was not as simple as she'd first thought it would be.

"It seems giving away a bike is harder than it sounds," she said.

Many of the people who contacted her were not "doing it tough", they just wanted it, she said. …

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