Tony Abbott surprises couple by turning up to buy their fridge

Tony Abbott has proven he is just like the rest of us.

The former PM enjoyed a spot of online shopping on the weekend, purchasing a fridge on Gumtree.

He then turned up to house in Sydney’s Northern Beaches to pick up his $300 bargain, surprising sellers Emily and Emmanuel Hastings.


Ms Hastings couldn’t resist posting a snap of their fridge’s new owner on social media.

In the caption she wrote: “Tony Abbott the proud new owner of our 3 year old Daewoo fridge bought on gumtree for $300”.

Ms Hastings told Buzzfeed Tony was “just a regular dude in a baseball cap” and bought the 320-litre fridge and freezer as he thought it would “come in handy” over Christmas.