Here’s your Christmas hero.
His name is Tom Wagner.
He is a farmer from Central Queensland – a grazier whose property is at the mouth of Expedition National Park, near Taroom.
He has lived there for 40 years.
On Sunday he could have continued working his land and tending his cattle.
He could have gone waterskiing, like he had planned.
He could have watched the cricket, or he could have made the trek to Roma to start his Christmas shopping (cause let’s face it most men we know haven’t actually started it yet have they?)
But he didn’t.
And the reason why? Well this Tom Wagner is an Australian and after the tragic couple of weeks we have had he wanted some good news, some joy, a happy ending.
We are a hardy lot, we bounce back quickly and get on with it. We are tolerant and kind and usually forgiving.
But not recently. Recently we’ve had our share of knocks and so many of us after seeing the incredible suffering that others have been through, even if we weren’t there ourselves, feel a little bruised.