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Gelatissimo delivering free ice cream to coronavirus heroes

Gelatissimo is delivering free ice cream. Images: Getty, Gelatissimo

The last few weeks have been described as uncertain, surreal and downright scary, but Australians who are struggling and those on the coronavirus frontline could be in for a sweet surprise over the coming weeks. 

Gelatissimo has announced it will deliver free ice cream to deserving Aussies in a bid to lift spirits. 

“Whether it’s a friend who’s having a hard time or a health professional, childcare worker or anyone working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic, Gelatissimo wants to send them out a tub of the new Choc Cross Bun gelato to sweeten their day,” the company announced on Friday. 

Who gets the free ice cream? 

Australians have been told to nominate someone who “deserves a little bit of sweetness” by heading online between now and Easter Monday (13 April) and explaining why they deserve the treat. 

And, there’s no limit on it. 

“The team at Gelatissimo will share the love by delivering as many tubs of their limited edition Choc Cross Bun gelato as they can to all the deserving and inspirational nominees across Australia,” the company said. 

The company will today deliver ice cream to workers at the Prince of Wales Hospital. 

Who else is offering freebies? 

McDonald’s Australia is offering a free small McCafe hot drink or medium soft drink to healthcare workers until 17 May, with one per transaction. 

Workers just need to show up in uniform or flash their healthcare ID. 

Nando’s are also offering 50 per cent off for healthcare industry, aged care, correctional services and emergency service workers until 17 April 2020. 

To redeem the offer, you’ll need to show photo ID or show you’re registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

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