Stranded in Hobart, Crows supporter Jay Gardiner was resigned to missing the Twenty20 Women’s World Cup final in Melbourne.

The Victorian-based sports nut had travelled to Tasmania to watch the Crows AFLW side take on North Melbourne - an entree to a weekend of sport that included the cricket final.

But with a late cancellation to her flight, Gardiner feared the worst… enter Andrew McLeod and Crows AFLW assistant coach Narelle Smith.

After hearing her story, the pair chipped in for a ticket on a different airline, sending an overwhelmingly grateful Gardiner to Melbourne.

Midfield superstar Ebony Marinoff - who had a front row seat to the random act of kindness - said the move didn’t surprise her for a second.

“That’s definitely the type of people they are,” Marinoff told AFC Media.

“I thought ‘Bunji is going to hate this when it gets out’, because he does it purely from his good heart.

“He doesn’t need praise… he looks after people and when he can do something for others in need, he does.

“And Narelle is just a bloody good human who we’ve been lucky to have over the past couple of years.”

With a new plane ticket in hand, Gardiner made it to the MCG to watch Australia defeat India in front of a crowd of 86,174 fans.

“It was quite overwhelming,” Gardiner told The Advertiser.

“I just hugged Noffy (Marinoff)... it was great to get that support from the Club.

“When I was at the World Cup it was quite reminiscent of the AFLW Grand Final because it was a really big crowd and lots of noise.

“That was really special.”

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