A Magic Talk radio caller says he was "in tears" when other listeners rallied to help him after he revealed he'd just been involved in a crash caused by an alleged drug driver.
An emotional Matt called Magic Talk's Sean Plunket on Friday afternoon, explaining he'd just been in a crash with someone he believed was on drugs.
"I was just listening to you about 2pm mate - coming down the Mt Wellington Highway. This guy in a white Commodore, on the other side of the road at full speed - he just went straight into me," Matt told Plunket.
"I'm still shaking, I don't know what to do - I'm trying to save up for a nice car and it's literally just taken everything away.
"The car's not worth much - I'm just trying to get ahead in life and buy a nice car - I just don't know what to do anymore. Every time I get something in life, someone takes it away."
Later, Plunket read some texts from some "good bastards" who had messaged the show.
"Sean, sorry to hear about Matt's situation. Life's tough enough being young trying to get ahead - [the] last thing he needs is a p-head taking out his car. I really felt for this young guy, please pass my number on to him - if he has no luck with [the] insurance I'd like to help him," said one text into the show.
"I'd like to give $50 to the young lad," said another.
"Is there any way we can help Matt? I really feel for him - it is a struggle out there. [I] would be happy to help Matt," said a third message.
Overwhelmed with the support he'd been offered, Matt called Plunket back.
"I was in tears mate - when I put that radio back on and everyone that was helping me - I rang everyone back and I just wanted to say thank you for everything.
"It's shown me a different side to life - of kindness.
"With everyone helping me - I've never felt kindness like that before and I really appreciate it mate.
"The greatest feeling was just talking."