Lucy Knight stepped in to stop a youth stealing a stranger’s handbag and ended up in hospital with a head injury.
Friends set up a fund raiser on Give A Little, expecting a few thousand dollars to cover basic things like groceries, parking and petrol.
They’ve been rewarded with more than $180,000 and a lot of that comes from Chinese people who were moved that the good Samaritan stepped in to help one of them.
Kerre McIvor on NewstalZB last night said one of the comments from a donor said she’d been in New Zealand four years and that Mrs Knight’s willingness to help someone like her made her feel at home for the first time.
It is heart warming to know that people care and that Mrs Knight’s selflessness helped not only the woman who was being attacked but helped others feel they belong.
This Facebook page has been set up for people who are able to offer other support.