If you hear a knock at your door in Canberra, Australia, don’t ignore it. It might be Nick Kyrgios.
The Australian, who is a consistent participant in charitable activities throughout the year on the ATP Tour, plans to do whatever he can to support those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Two days ago, he posted on Instagram that fans who are struggling should feel free to reach out to him for help through direct message.
“If ANYONE is not working/not getting an income and runs out of food, or times are just tough… please don’t go to sleep with an empty stomach,” Kyrgios wrote. “Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to send me a private message. I will be more than happy to share whatever I have. Even just for a box of noodles, a loaf of bread or milk. I will drop it off at your doorstep, no questions asked!”
Well done NK, in times like these you see how people react and, once again, like the bushfires you’re looking to help others. As someone who has travelled with Nick for a while this comes as no shock – hopefully people are starting to see the real Nick..
— Matt Reid (@MattReid12345) April 7, 2020
Kyrgios more recently wrote in an Instagram story that he will soon be following through on his promise.
“Hey guys, tomorrow I will be doing as many deliveries as I can throughout the day to the nearest people I have been in contact with. If I haven’t read your message yet, trust me I will do my absolute best to get to yours,” Kyrgios wrote. “And to my international friends around the world, I wish I could do more, but right now things are tough, stay strong, brighter days are coming.”
The 24-year-old took the initiative in supporting those suffering from the widespread bushfires in Australia earlier this year, pledging AUD $200 per ace hit during the Aussie summer. That led to numerous players making pledges of their own.
Kyrgios was one of the players who participated in Rally For Relief, a fundraising event held before the Australian Open, helping raise almost AUD $5 million for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
I’m kicking off the support for those affected by the fires. I’ll be donating $200 per ace that I hit across all the events I play this summer. #MoreToCome #StayTuned
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) January 2, 2020