By Julian Gavaghan
PUBLISHED: 06:14 EST, 20 June 2012 | UPDATED: 06:51 EST, 20 June 2012
A music teacher who became an internet sensation when he offered to give away a £1,000 holiday for two on YouTube after splitting with his girlfriend has handed it to the victim of a violent street attack and his wife.
Heartbroken Tommy Frankenburg attracted more than 112,000 hits and 2,000 entrants after posting the video for the week-long break to Malta.
The 22-year-old, from Nottingham, has now chosen a scientist who was left in a coma following an unprovoked street attack, and his wife, as the successful applications.
Emotional: Tommy Frankenburg, right, with attack victim Stuart Flynn and his wife Dawn, who won the trip to Malta
Stuart Flynn, 39, had to learn to walk, talk and eat again after he was assaulted by a thuggish young couple last year. He still recovering from the incident.
Wife Dawn, who emailed Tommy with their entry, said she hoped the break would aid Stuart’s rehabilitation.
In a coma: Stuart Flynn being treated in hospital last year after an unprovoked attack
She added: ‘We’re very excited. We’ve never been to Malta, it looks gorgeous. Some of the things like diving could help with Stuart’s recovery, but we just want to have fun.’
Tommy, of Nottingham, said: ‘I picked Stuart and Dawn because I thought that it was an incredible story, but what I loved most was that they had such a positive attitude on life.
‘I had a range of responses, from people who wanted to fix their marriages with a holiday, to people who wanted to go on one last holiday before they died - along with quite a few propositions from people who fancied the look of me!’
The holiday, from July 3 to July 10, includes return flights to Malta from East Midlands Airport, a stay at a four-star hotel and car rental.
In a follow-up video on YouTube, Tommy is seen meeting the Flynns and Stuart, who worked for the Environment Agency, recalls the day he saw his attackers jailed. He said: ‘I wasn’t originally bothered about going to court to see them but I felt incredibly emotional on the day.’
Dawn, 39, who had to give up her teaching job to care for her husband, said in the film: ‘You’re sitting at a bedside not knowing what the future is going to hold.
‘We don’t want to spend our lives thinking about these people. They’ve done what they’ve done, they’ve now been punished. Our lives are focused on getting Stuart better.’
Paul Creighton, 20, and Michelle Roberts, 19, both of New Basford, were locked up last September after admitting grievous bodily harm with intent.
Creighton got an indefinite sentence with a minimum of five years, while Roberts was given eight years and six months.
Wearing his feelings: In the latest video, Tommy wears a T-shirt with the slogan 'Make life your bitch before you die' - a possible jibe against his ex-girlfriend, who had originally bought the romantic two-week trip away for
Tommy said he was amazed by the attention his good deed received. ‘I’ve had an incredible time doing this. It was never about me. I just gave my holiday away because otherwise it would have gone to waste.’
However, the Maltese government and tour industry have offered him and a friend an all-expenses-paid trip.
In his original video, titled 'Tom Goes Crazy and Gives His Holiday Away', the teacher explains that he is donating the trip as a way to not only get over his heartache but to make the world a better place too.
He originally attempted to sell the getaway on eBay and 'couldn't get a refund on the flights and hotel'.
So he decided to give it away to 'someone who deserves it'.
Bitter-sweet: Tom fights back emotion as he explains how he is 'letting go of the pain that I'm not going to have this opportunity any more'
Missing out: Tom's video featured this drawing of his ex-girlfriend - who gave her consent to the giveaway
Lovers' retreat: Tom's holiday was worth £1000 and included flights, accommodation and car hire
Dressed in a grey T-shirt and checked shirt, to the sound of melancholic music, he says: 'We live in a broken world - a place where people get hurt, where war happens, where equality just doesn't exist, and I want to fix it.
'Obviously I can't fix everything but I can fix it a little bit and hopefully this video will inspire you to do the same, even if it's just a little thing.'
He adds: '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.'
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