WHEN a car crashed into a local fish and chip shop in Brisbane, it was the birth of a viral sensation we all know as Daniel McConnell.

The man from Hendra became a global hit due to his laid back personality when he appeared on the Today Show and Sunrise.

But few would realise Mr McConnell was a local guy. 

Mr McConnell made his revelation as a guest at the Hitz 939 breakfast show with local personalities Bryce and Trace.

Hero chased driver in his
Hero chased driver in his "jocks".

He told them he was born in the Bundaberg region so the radio hosts thought "why not bring him home".

Mr McConnell was made a guest at the Hitz 939's Christmas Party last Friday night then on Saturday was a guest of honour at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, a title not taken lightly in the region.

The guys are now in talks to hold a charity fundraiser for getting youth off the streets with Daniel.

Check out the video of Daniel's return home to the Bundy region here:

 


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