Christmas cheer is spreading throughout the region like wildfire as random acts of kindness are putting smiles on local faces.
Bundaberg woman Janice Clark is thanking Woolworths Bargara for making her day after she was gifted a box of fruit on a recent shopping trip.
Janice said she was doing her grocery shop on Tuesday afternoon with two grandchildren in tow when she received the large box from two staff members.
“I thought initially they wanted [to get] passed me as I had a trolley, a pram, babe in arms and a helpful eight-year-old,” she said.
“When they said the box was for me, I thought, but I didn’t order any fruit?
“I was totally blank and confused but then they explained and I just started to silently cry.”
Janice said the random act of kindness had made her day.
“It was such a beautiful thing to do,” she said.
“Christmas is a time of giving and it can also be a painful time for some who may be missing someone special or have no one at all.
“Random acts of kindness can boost a person for days.
“It lets them know someone has noticed them.
“Well done Bargara Woolworths for doing this, I’m sure you are going to make a few people feel special this Christmas.”
It's not the only kind gesture that's been happening in the Bundaberg Region this festive season.
Some unsuspecting residents have been lucky enough to wake up to a box of spiced ginger beer on their doorsteps thanks to the teams at Hitz FM and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks.
General Manager at Hitz 939 Corey Pitt said it was a pleasure to be involved.
“First designed in 2021, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks had the brainchild of this wonderful concept of giving back to the community with Cliffy Claus,” he said.
“Our local community registered on the promotional partner, Hitz939’s website, for their chance in receiving a free carton of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Spiced Ginger Beer, and exclusive Cliffy Claus Christmas book.
“Over a full week from December 12 to December 16 the Hitz939 Cliffy Claus elves rose at the break of dawn to deliver 40 cartons a day – a total of 200 overall.
“This community promotion has been a wonderful collaboration between Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and Hitz939, who have worked so well together in delivering some much needed happiness to our community.”
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks' Tammie Hall said the promotion was a way of saying thanks to the region.
“The Bundaberg community have always supported our brand, so we wanted to find a way to show our appreciation to all,” she said.
“The Cliffy Claus promotion has been a great way to do just that, while also spreading some festive cheer during the Christmas season.”