Ozzy Osbourne might not be well known for his acts of kindness, but maybe he should be. That’s our only conclusion after hearing about how the rock star personally replaced CDs — and sent a personal message — for a fan who was sadly a victim of theft.
A Canadian pizza deliveryman named Josh Cook was making a delivery in St. John’s, Newfoundland when his car was stolen. Although the thief returned the car to the same spot the next day, all of Josh’s beloved rock ‘n’ roll CDs were gone — except for one album by Zakk Wylde, who is Ozzy’s longtime guitarist. At first, only local media covered the story, but then more mainstream blogs and magazines picked it up — and Wylde’s son happened to see it.
He contacted Josh to ask for his address, but Josh was still shocked when he got a notice to pick up a package just a week later.
“He sent me like six t-shirts, three long-sleeve t-shirts, three zip-up hoodies, a copy of his new album on CD and vinyl, and other collector items,” Cook said.
As if that wasn’t enough, Cook got a notice about another package just a few days after that — with a personal message straight from the metal king himself, Ozzy.
“I opened it up and a couple t-shirts fell out. Then a load of CDs fell out. Black Sabbath and all the Ozzy Osbourne stuff — basically everything Ozzy did,” Josh said. “I thought it was amazing, and then this white envelope falls out. I opened it and there’s an autographed picture of Ozzy.”
Even sweeter? The autographed picture says “To Josh.”
“They didn’t have to do anything like that,” Cook said. “It was incredible. These guys are set for life but still take the time for one fan.”
Even though the packages arrived a year ago, the story is just starting to make the rounds now, which we think actually makes it more wonderful; it’s nice to see celebs who do good deeds just for the sake of being kind, rather than to get attention and public praise.
Aww. Ozzy may be a metal rocker, but he sure has a heart of gold!
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