Saturday, August 26, 2017

Owners of heart-shaped island have big hearts

A huge fire destroyed three homes on the northeast coast of Australia this month. The families who owned the homes lost everything. But now businessmen Richard Branson and Brett Godfrey are stepping in to help. They own a private island, and are letting the families live at the island resort for free while they sort things out.

Shown here is Makepeace Island, which they purchased in 2001. The resort on the island was opened to the public in 2011. It usually costs over $4,000 a night for a family of four, but all three families are staying free of charge, and their meals are covered too. A reporter reached out to Branson and Godfrey, but a spokesperson said they don't want any publicity. They just want to help.

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