Dr Stephen Hawking's parting act of kindness - an Easter meal for the homeless
One of Dr Stephen Hawking's final acts of kindness has moved many people to tears. The theoretical physicist paid for a grand Easter meal for hundreds of homeless and needy people in the city of Cambridge, where he lived.
The funeral of the renowned scientist, who died on 14 March 2018 at the age of 76 took place in Cambridge last week, just a day before Easter. On the same day, a donation from his family helped to fund an Easter lunch at the Wesley Methodist Church.
Flowers were left on all the tables with a note that read:
Today's lunch is a gift from Stephen. From the Hawking family.
Everyone present for the lunch gave Dr Hawking a little cheer before they sat down to eat. About 50 people were present.
Lucy Hawking, the daughter of Dr Hawking, had contacted the NGO and expressed the wish to make a donation.
The generous donation will help provide hundreds of meals for senior citizens, refugees, people with mental health issues, the long-term unemployed, and the homeless.