'Tom Goes Crazy And Gives Holiday Away': Heartbroken Tom Frankenburg Gives Away Malta Holiday For Free

05/10/2012 03:40 pm ET

In the hope that his gesture will do its bit in making the world a better place, a heartbroken man who bought a dream holiday for his girlfriend is giving it away for free after they split up, the Press Association reports.

Tom Frankenburg, a 22-year-old guitar teacher and photographer from Nottingham, posted a video on YouTube called "Tom Goes Crazy and Gives His Holiday Away," in which he says he will give the summer vacation -- worth about $1,600 -- to a deserving stranger.

"I had this holiday that I couldn't go on. I couldn't sell it. I couldn't get a refund. I was pretty stuck," Frankenburg told BBC.

In the three-and-a-half minute video, Frankenburg explains that he's donating the vacation to help him move on from his heartache. He added that he hopes his gesture will encourage others to give generously to those around them.

"We live in a broken world," he said. "A place where people get hurt, where war happens, where equality just doesn't exist and I want to fix it."

"Hopefully this video will inspire you to do the same, even if it's just a little thing. Like sitting next to that lonely kid at school or buying a homeless person a sandwich for lunch on the streets. It all counts and together we can make this place a better place to live in."

The weeklong July holiday includes return flights to Malta from East Midlands Airport, located in North West Leicestershire, as well as a stay at a four-star hotel and car rental.

In the video description, Frankenburg wrote that he would even cover the charges for changing the names on the plane tickets if the winner can't afford them.

The BBC reports that he has had about 30 email responses so far and more than 2,000 views since the video was uploaded on Saturday.

"The majority of responses are not people nominating themselves, it's actually people nominating other people which is really nice actually, that people are doing that," Frankenburg said.

Calling it a "fun" and "interesting experience", the lovelorn man expressed that he's already taken steps towards healing.

"I'm spreading this message of taking control of your life. If things go badly, it's not the end of the world," he said.

So far, more than a hundred people have commented on Frankenburg's video on YouTube, most of whom have expressed their support.

"You are a truly amazing guy. I think that your attitude alone makes the world a better place," said one commenter.

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