Dimi Petratos went to the World Cup with the Socceroos, is arguably the best Australian player in the A-League and has just signed a lucrative new three-year contract with the Newcastle Jets.
And he also has a heart of gold.
During the week, Petratos was stopped in Beaumont Street in Hamilton by a woman asking him for money.
Rather than hand over a few token coins, the Jets star told the woman he was going into the supermarket and asked what she wanted.
He returned soon after with a bag full of groceries for her.
No one would have been the wiser about his good Samaritan act had it not been for a local Jets fan, who happened to witness their exchange and jumped on Twitter to let Herald colleague Jimmy Gardiner know what had happened.
Jets coach Ernie Merrick wasn’t surprised.
“Dimi is so modest. I asked him if the thing on Twitter about him buying a bag of groceries for a lady was true?” Merrick told Gardiner.
“He said: ‘yeah, I was just told about it being on Twitter. I didn’t realise someone had seen me’.
“That is typical of Dimi. He would do something like that and not expect anyone to notice or expect any accolades.
“He is just straight down the line. A really nice guy. The whole family are like that. For a 26 year old he is a very mature person.
“He was almost embarrassed that someone had noticed him do the good deed."
Little wonder he is held in such high esteem by the club and the city.
KOFM rugby league caller Frank Barrett will get up close and personal with retiring great Johnathan Thurston over the next few months when the now ex-Cowboys skipper goes on an Australia-wide tour starting later this month.
Thurston will talk about his life and career and promote his new book at more than 20 shows over the next three months, kicking off in Bundaberg in Queensland on October 18. Barrett has been entrusted with the MC duties at all of the shows.
Barrett will also be switching codes during the league off-season after landing the ground announcers gig for all Newcastle Jets games at McDonald Jones Stadium.