YouTuber Jeffree Star has been praised for giving $30,000 (£24,086) to one of his fans in order to help her cope with financial difficulties amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Last Friday, the American cosmetics entrepreneur announced he would be donating money to those affected by the pandemic.

Since then, he has tweeted about every act of kindness, revealing he recently tipped a number of fans $250 (£200) each to help them pay their bills. Last weekend, he also tipped a food delivery driver $1,000 (£802) as a way of saying thank you.

But Star’s biggest donation so far has been to a mother-of-two named Aurora.

In collaboration with Twitter Philanthropist Bill Pulte, Star tweeted he planned to give away $30,000 to a random person who retweeted him.

He shared the news with Aurora over Face Time in a clip that has received more than 155,900 likes and 9,700 retweets on Twitter.

Aurora was visibly taken aback and once she realised Starr was being serious she became overwhelmed with emotion.

“I won’t be in debt anymore,” she replied.

“I won’t have to struggle paying my bills. I can put some money aside for both of my kids now.”

Star said he was going to continue helping those in need during the pandemic.

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