30-year-old Cooper, who on Wednesday was named to start in No 10 shirt when the Rebels open their season against the Brumbies tomorrow, was walking the streets of Melbourne when he passed a homeless man outside a convenience store.
The 70-Test Wallaby promptly entered the store and bought some food and a drink for the man.
One of Cooper’s trainers, known as ‘Coach Sunz’, filmed the humbling act and shared the video on social media.
We all need a little love from time to time.. ?? https://t.co/VLih1sc894
— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper) February 12, 2019
Cooper later retweeted the post with the caption: “We all need a little love from time to time..”
Cooper’s act was met with high praise from fans on social media.
Nice work. If I could take away some of our booing after you smashed Richie, I would ? pic.twitter.com/dZhPhzEq3I
— Azza (@gongkiwiaz) February 12, 2019
Good on you Quade, if only we all showed a little compassion every day
— Daniel Bohill (@dannybohill) February 12, 2019
Cooper spent 2018 playing club rugby after being shunned by new Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn.
The playmaker will be hoping for a big season with the Rebels as he tries to guide the club to their first-ever postseason appearance and tries to play himself back into Michael Cheika’s Wallaby squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
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