CELEBRATING: Brisbane mother and daughter Catherine and Rosie Tompson celebrate after being  given two tickets to see Elton John in Mackay this month.
CELEBRATING: Brisbane mother and daughter Catherine and Rosie Tompson celebrate after being given two tickets to see Elton John in Mackay this month. Contributed

Good Samaritan's Elton John ticket giveaway

"OH MY God."

Those were the first words from Catherine Tompson's mouth when she heard a selfless local mum had given her two tickets to the Sir Elton John concert in Mackay later this month.

The Brisbane mother and her daughter were devastated after finding out they had been scammed by ticket scalping website ViaGoGo and earlier this week reached out to the Mercury to spread the word about the website's alleged dodgy dealings.

After reading the article about how the Tompsons had lost thousands and would not be able to see the concert, Mackay's Caroline Summers came to the rescue.

Ms Summers had bought tickets to the concert but could no longer attend due to a trip away, so she decided to give them away.

"I have a teenage daughter myself and I really felt for Catherine," she said.

"I could have sold the tickets but I'd get more out of giving them away."

It was an offer Ms Tompson was not expecting, but could not pass up.

When the Daily Mercury called Ms Tompson to let her know the good news yesterday, she said it was the best phone call she had ever received.

"I am absolutely beyond excited. I cannot believe it," she said.

"I had been pondering it today, should I cancel or should I go and visit Mackay anyway. I thought there might be something on that night that we could go to instead of the concert.

"Until this call, there was still not much hope of going. I just can't believe that somebody would do something so kind.

"I'm going to run in to see my daughter with my arms flailing to tell her. I am going to go and buy some funky glasses today as per the old days of Elton John."

Ms Tompson said she could not thanks Ms Summers enough for her kindness.

"I have never had such a nice thing happen in my whole life, it is just amazing," she said.

"I'd really like to thank this lady, I don't know how. I'd love to meet her. I'm really shocked. It's stunning. What a lovely little world.

"I hope I get the opportunity to pass on the kindness."



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