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Someone Bought Olivia Newton-John's 'Grease' Jacket & Gifted It to Her Cancer Foundation

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Olivia Newton John and John Travolta in Grease.

An anonymous media tech entrepreneur who purchased Olivia Newton-John's iconic leather jacket from Grease is returning it to its rightful owner.

He originally bought the jacket for $243,000 in a November auction to benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center, but it will now be on permanent display at the Melbourne, Australia-based research institute. Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time in 2017.

In a sweet video shared by People, the actress immediately tears up when the entrepreneur explains that he is returning the jacket. “The odds of beating a recurring cancer using the newest emerging therapies is 1,000 fold greater than someone appearing out of the blue, buying your most famous and cherished icon, and returning it to you, which is what I’m going to do right now,” he tells her.

They then go on to open the big pink box and wrapping paper to reveal the jacket. “Where are you, my friend?” the singer squeals before hugging the iconic costume tight.

Watch the touching moment below.


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