06/13/2014 10:07 EDT | Updated 06/14/2014 01:59 EDT

Russell Peters Paying For Funeral Of Brampton Boy Who Died In Fire

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Comedian Russell Peters entertains the audience at the 'Heart & Soul: An Evening of High Comedy and Low Cholesterol' benefit for the Larry King Cardiac Foundation at BOA Steakhouse on November 7, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images for COPE Health Solutions)

After a horrifying incident like the loss of a child, the last thing a parent wants to do is think about the massive expenses incurred by a funeral. That's why this gesture by comedian Russell Peters comes at a perfect time.

The Brampton native has offered to pay for the funeral for Nicolas Gabriel, the 10-year-old boy who died in a fire at a townhouse on June 8, reports InsideHalton.

The information came via a tweet from Brampton mayor Susan Fennell, who noted Peters' generosity.

The next day, in more heartwarming news, Fennell reported that the funeral home had donated the funeral costs for Gabriel, and Peters had covered the rest.

A spokesperson for Peters said the comedian will be donating $10,000 to the family, reports the Toronto Star.

Though the philanthropy can never bring back their child, hopefully these gestures can offer the Gabriel family a slight solace at this terrible time. Donations for those wishing to contribute to other costs for the Gabriel family, as well as the more than 100 people displaced by the fire, can be made here.

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