Hundreds gather to pay tribute to Manly flute-playing kebab shop employee Mario Geklik

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A wonderful moment when crowds gather to pay tribute to the iconic kebab shop employee who played his flute to bring in customers before shocking at the age of 61

  • Mario Geklik has worked at Manly Seaside Kebabs since 2000, but passed away on Tuesday
  • Owner Memet Arslan said his business boomed after Mr. Click had assumed
  • On Saturday night, a crowd of hundreds gathered to honor the local legend
  • Mr. Geklik moved to Australia 30 years ago after traveling from his native Turkey

Hundreds of mourners have gathered outside a Sydney kebab shop to pay tribute to an iconic flute-playing worker who died this week at the age of 61.

Mario Geklik worked at Manly Seaside Kebabs for the past 20 years, but sadly passed away on Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

Owner Memet Arslan said his business started to flourish after he joined Mr. Click had adopted, thanks to his charm and personality and unique flute playing skills.

Revelers flocked to the shop for late-night kebabs and a show, with many customers filming Mr.Klik playing his beloved instrument.

Mario Geklik worked at Manly Seaside Kebabs for the past 20 years, but sadly passed away on Tuesday after a battle with cancer

Just after midnight on Sunday, a crowd of hundreds gathered outside the store to honor the local legend

Just after midnight on Sunday, a crowd of hundreds gathered outside the store to honor the local legend

In fact, one TikTok video has been viewed over 300,000 times.

Just after midnight on Sunday, a crowd of hundreds gathered outside the store to honor the local legend.

A man held up a large photo of the father of five as spectators danced, clapped and cheered.

Other doting customers shared their tributes on social media, with a man dressing up as Mr.Klik.

‘RIP MARIO. My savior at 3am for a juicy kebab. ‘ one woman wrote.

‘So sad. Truly an icon of Manly. He helped me on my way home many times, ”said another.

‘He was so nice. Play your flute in the air forever xx, ‘read another tribute.

Mr. Click made the one-hour journey from his home in Auburn – in western Sydney – to Manly to work the night shift serving local revelers.

Mr. Click made the one-hour journey from his home in Auburn - in western Sydney - to Manly to work the night shift serving local revelers

Mr. Click made the one-hour journey from his home in Auburn – in western Sydney – to Manly to work the night shift serving local revelers

Mr Arslan said Mr Geklik moved to Australia from his native Turkey 30 years ago after traveling around the world.

‘He played a song on the flute and made you a kebab and you would be the happiest person in the world,’ he told the Masculine daily.

‘He had five children and grandchildren and when he was not at work he would sit with them at home.

“If he went to get coffee, he would ask every employee what they wanted and never about the money.”

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