The act of generosity has been taken to new height by new Barcelona signing, Paulinho who is understood to have given out his Mercedes-Benz to his driver as he leaves China for a new challenge in Spain.
Paulinho is making a €40 million move to Barcelona but has left a lasting impression in China with Guangzhou Evergrande.
As reported on Goal, the Brazil international will certainly be missed by Guangzhou, with his generosity – which included gifting his Mercedes-Benz car to his driver upon his departure – being hailed by senior staff member Liang Ke.
He posted on his weibo account: “Paulinho never put on any airs. He says hello or thank you to almost everybody and always meets the needs of others.
“He is reluctant to receive any money, instead, he loves giving. For example, he gave his pair of Beats headphones and [Mercedes-Benz] car to his driver.
“His gesture of goodwill is not determined by his high salary. There are tons of people who are richer than Paulinho, but few are as generous and broad minded as him.”
Liang added on the South American’s time in Asia: “Paulinho brought a private podiatrist from Brazil along with him after joining Evergrande.
“After noticing the maladjustment suffered by his podiatrist, Paulinho invited the podiatrist’s wife and children to come here and covered the entire expense.
“Paulinho paid tuition fees for the podiatrist’s children after helping them enrol in an international school. He also paid medical bills before one of the children undergoes a surgical procedure.
“Paulinho even provided plane tickets and five-star accommodation if the podiatrist’s family fancy travelling to watch his away games. Have you ever met another employer as good as Paulinho?