Australia's 'Egg Boy' Just Donated $100K To Christchurch Victims
Aussie teen Will Connolly has delivered on his promise to donate legal funds raised for him on GoFundMe to the victims of the Christchurch shooting.
On Tuesday night, the Melbourne schoolboy, 17, took to Instagram to announce that $99,922.36, had "finally" been transferred to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support.
“For those of you who don’t know, there were two GoFundMe pages set up to help cover the cost of my legal fees and to ‘buy more eggs'," he wrote.
“Gratefully, Gordon Legal acted pro-bono for me so I don’t have any legal fees.
“I decided to donate all monies to help provide some relief to the victims of the massacre … it wasn’t mine to keep,” he continued.
Connolly became an instant star after smashing an egg over the head of Senator Fraser Anning in March after the controversial politician made victim-blaming comments following the massacre.
Footage of the incident showed Anning turn around and punch Connolly in the head twice before supporters tackled him to the ground.
While charges weren't laid, the vision went viral.
Speaking to The Project after the attack, the teenager admitted he didn't think he would get the attention he did.
"It's blown up completely out of proportion to the point where its kind of embarrassing because too much of the attention is actually brought away from the real victims suffering," he said. "We should be focusing on them."
And now, the focus is back to the victims.
The money will be handed directly to the bereaved families, physically injured victims and others present at the attacks, according to the fund's official page.
So far, $7 million of the $10.7 million donated to Victim Support has been distributed, with a final payment to be made in June.
Now Egg Boy can really be called a hero.