Russell Crowe uses jockstrap auction money to name koala chlamydia ward after John Oliver

Written by on May 7, 2018 in Celebrity Critters - No comments

This may well be the greatest celebrity pay-it-forward gift ever.

John Oliver, the late night talk show host, spent $10,000 at auction for Russell Crowe’s jockstrap.

It was a gesture to not only help the actor, who was selling memorabilia as part of his Gladiator-sized divorce, but to save one of the last remaining Blockbuster video stores in the United States.

But Crowe sayid he had a “eureka moment” and used the proceeds for something different.

It’s really rather inspired.

Koalas. Yes, Koalas.

And so, the Australia Zoo now has The John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward.

The late Steve Irwin would be so proud. His family, Terri, Bindi and Robert certainly are.

What could me more fitting for the Last Week Tonight host?

Best. Gift. Ever.


For koalas, it can be life-changing — even life-saving.

Photo Russell Crowe/Twitter

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