You might not know this but Nick Cummins aka the new Bachelor is the nicest man alive

He's a modern-day Mother Teresa don't @ me.

By: Susannah Guthrie

It's easy to dismiss Nick Cummins aka The Honey Badger as an affable Aussie larrikin who's just here for a good time.

After all, he uses phrases like "big fella" and "cut snake" in real life and thinks a sweatband is a legitimate fashion accessory.

But I am here to tell you, ladies and gents, that he is SO much more than that.

Let's begin.

In 2014, at the height of his rugby career, Nick made the difficult decision to walk away from the Wallabies to take care of his family.

Raised by his single father, Mark, Nick is one of eight kids, two of whom — his younger brother Joe and younger sister Elizabeth — suffer from cystic fibrosis.

In 2013, the family was dealt another blow when Mark was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

With the World Cup in his sights, Nick made the decision to leave his contract with the Australian Rugby Union under "unique and extreme personal circumstances".

Instead, he signed with a team in Japan in order to make more money for his sibs and dad.

"The reason for my decision is something that most of the Australian rugby community may be aware of," Nick said in a statement at the time.

"My family is currently enduring some extremely difficult times in terms of their health and well-being and my time in Japan will hopefully provide me with the opportunity to give back to and provide some certainty for my family during this difficult time.

"It was a difficult decision to make in the context of a Rugby World Cup next year, but the health and well-being of my family is paramount and the move to Japan is something I have to do for them."

"He's no mercenary. He treasures playing for the Wallabies and all he is giving up is because of his family," Mark told The Courier-Mail in 2014.

"He told me that in his heart he couldn't enjoy himself when he could be doing more for the kids."


Mark's no mercenary either — he was named Queensland's Father of the Year in 2012 for his extraordinary efforts raising so many kids all on his lonesome.

Speaking to Sunday Night in 2016, Nick detailed his siblings' debilitating health battles.

Nick hugging his dad. (Photo: Facebook)

Now Nick is keen to give himself a little bit of TLC and find his own life partner, hence why he signed up for The Bachelor.

"I'm really looking forward to throwing everything at this opportunity to finding the one," he said.

He's also enjoying the perks of the gig along with his family members, bringing his three sisters to the Logies as his dates and getting nice and loose.

The family that parties together stays together.

No one deserves this man. Call the show off.

(Please don't).