Surprised to find HUNDREDS of 1980s vintage toilet paper rolls stored in his late father’s unit years after his death – now offering them to those in need
- A man discovered about 270 vintage toilet rolls in his father’s storage room
- Michael Guirgis said finding was like “winning the jackpot” and giving them away
- Stores across the country are being removed from the item amid COVID-19 concerns
- Mr. Guigis said he would donate the rolls and deliver them personally to those in need
One man says he ‘struck gold’ after finding a large supply of vintage toilet paper rolls in his father’s storage room, which had been there for about thirty years.
Michael Guirgis, from Sydney, said he was flooded with messages after posting pictures of the vintage reels online Tuesday and asked if anyone was in need after the stores were emptied.
‘We are giving away Petal vintage single-layer toilet rolls from the 80s and 90s to people who need it. No, this is not a joke. Mr. Guirgis posted on Facebook.
After sharing the photos, Mr. Giurgis said he was flooded with requests from needy people.
“I’m in a confused state right now – hundreds of people are sending me a message this morning and last night,” Giurgis told Daily Mail Australia.
A man says he ‘struck gold’ after finding a large supply of vintage toilet paper rolls in his father’s storage room, which had been there for about thirty years
Sydney’s Michael Guirgis said he was flooded with messages after posting photos of the vintage reels online Tuesday
Sobhi Guirgis migrated from Egypt to Australia in the late 1960s and lived in the suburb with many other immigrants
“I don’t know how to prioritize who to give them to. Obviously, the elderly and the underprivileged must first be cared for. I have a list of a dozen places to deliver this afternoon. ‘
Mr. Giurgis’s father, who died ten years ago, owned the warehouse of a department in the Marrackville suburb.
He said the storage room is full of ’80s and’ 90s stuff and he knew the toilet paper was in the back, but he would just clean up the space if needed.
Fortunately, I found these babies in the far corner, about 270 rolls. It’s like winning the jackpot. Never have I been so excited to see toilet paper, ”he posted.
Sobhi Guirgis migrated from Egypt to Australia in the late 1960s and lived in the suburbs with many other immigrants.
“A helping hand was always close by, as most of the residents were all in similar situations. So Dad definitely wants this to be shared. Michael said.
People who commented on the post said they praised the generosity of Mr. Guirgis.
“This is great for you. I only have two rolls, one unopened, and I can use one more, but I only accept if the people who really need it are covered. said one person.
“Wow, what a find!” another said.
Mr Giurgis said he would not take money for the roles and he already had organizations in mind to donate part of the paper to local aged care institutions and disabled children’s groups, among others.
He even said that some members of his own family asked for some sandwiches.
“There is also a garage in the same room as the storage room, so there could be even more gold there,” he said.
Supermarkets across the country have been cleaned of toilet paper in recent weeks due to concerns about a coronavirus pandemic.
Coles, Woolworths and Aldi have limited shoppers to one package per customer limit.
Michael Giurgis said he would not take money for the roles and he already had organizations in mind to donate some of the paper to local aged care and disabled children’s groups, among others.
Mr. Guirgis said he could not take money for the item but would donate the items
supermarkets have been taken out of the article in recent weeks and have introduced customer limits on purchases