When you’re a celebrity, the smallest kindess makes a big difference (10 Photos)

Tom Hanks is truly one of the nicest guys in real life, he’s known to be patient and friendly with all his fans. One lucky fan found this out firsthand while dining at the same restaurant in North Dakota as the actor.

The ambitious fan approached Hanks with a funny idea, he ‘stole’ Hanks’ glasses and pretended to be wasted while a friend snapped off photos, which quickly went viral.

  • Davidson

    #7, #10, #1

    You don't hear enough of these stories. Celebrities could really inspire more people by doing the small things. I see them going to big gala charity events and, while that's nice n' all, it doesn't really inspire me much.

    Also, Johnny Depp is the fucking man.

    • Big_James

      Hey SOCAL locals 3200 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica CA they are having a blood drive. I maned up and gave a pint hopefully some more of you can too. Blood shortages all around the U.S. so donate where ever is closest.

    • J-MizzleYYC

      Dude – that's the whole point. Celebs do this sort of thing all the time, and they do so out of the kindness of their heart – not for recognition, publicity, or any other motivation. I think it is awesome that this sort of thing happens without media cameras covering the whole thing.

      • Somebody

        Yeah the media always cheapens celebrity charity work by making it all about them instead of the charity. I really admire Christian Bale he seems to do a lot for people just out of kindness.

  • fangirl


    … As it slowly dawns on me that John is Kevin Ellis on True Blood

    • Blood muffins

      He's a fang banger for sure

    • http://www.facebook.com/angel.valdez623 Angel Valdez

      Mind: BLOWN.

    • chiver

      I thought I recognized John on an episode of Leverage recently but then thought…nawhhh…I'm just chiving too much

    • ryanharrelson

      I was actually shocked by that as well.

    • Amber

      Even though I'm fully aware he is Kevin Ellis on the show I still am blown away every time he is on screen. I just think it is so neat!

    • LuvsHorror

      Holy shit, didn't know that!

    • Xsoldier2000

      Never would have put that together….awesome.

    • einsteinselbow

      I remember seeing something on the chive ages ago about it and when his character was only in it a short bit at a time I never realised……and then …MIND BLOWN

    • AllTaco

      "I can party sum." -greatest line ever.

      • Rizzo

        I like to party toooo… In that awesome southern drawl haha

    • Theresia

      My friend became a Chiver when I told her Kevin was the sexy guy from the Chive that I always rave about!

    • croppingsucks

      And yet John crops out one of this sites biggest supporters and chivettes… I dunno I, mean he said he supported her but actions speak louder than words there.

      • Craig

        John Y U crop out Erin?

  • jessica

    $70 million dollars to makeup artists on the Matrix? That seems very excessive!

    • koolpopio

      your moms excessive

      • Joe


    • matt

      as opposed to 70 million on 1 actor?

    • Observationalist

      Don't think you have a clue about how many people that is, how hard they work, and how little they get paid in comparison to big name movie stars, directors, and producers.
      Read more at http://thechive.com/2012/10/23/when-youre-a-celeb

    • The_Truth

      It is excessive. The makeup crew was paid their salary. That $70mil could've been used for soooo many better things.

    • goatpunch

      It was also the visual effects team. They revolutionized the industry and invented things never been done before. Pretty sure they deserved it

  • arturo

    Sloppy seconds

  • MylesofStyles

    #9 It's awesome to know that she's gracious and hilarious, but she could be a total douche baggette and still wrap me around her little finger.

    • mkpo

      I disagree. Mila is my #1 crush as well, but one of the main reasons for that is precisely the fact that, besides being smoking hot, she seems to have an awesome personality. That is a huge, huge turn on.

      • MrE

        Mila is your Jack Sparrow crush?

  • Stacy


    Love posts like this! I'd go bi for Mila (what girl wouldn't)

    • MylesofStyles

      I'd film it (what guy wouldn't)

    • sfb101

      I like to watch…

    • Idk

      If I remember right, mila turned around and backed out of going. It was during that movie with Justin timberlake because I remember him being involved.

      • Voidseeker

        Dude, so wrong. Both of the actors went in fact, as a female service member invited Justin. Google his reaction. The picture in the post is FROM THE EVENT even. She went. They were awesome guests, showed respect to the service members, and were both educated, impressed, and had some of their misconceptions removed by the service members there.

        • Tim

          Justin actually went to a different celebration of the Marine Corps Birthday due to a scheduling issue, with a female MARINE.

  • Kris

    #7 last month?

    • Riley

      September 2012, yep, last month.

      • Kris

        :doh: Was thinking Heath Ledger for some reason

    • 5280Blazin

      He also made an unannounced appearance here in Colorado after the shooting to visit the victims in the hospital. My brother was working at the hospital at the time. He said there wasn't a dry eye in the hospital.

      • kristin

        actually remember hearing about that!

      • NorCal420

        I read that story online. truly a great showing of character.

  • http://cinemaplastique.tumblr.com MigraineBoy

    #4 These posts give me goosbumps. Keanu Reeves has had a tough life. I respect him.

  • Dude Imbibes

    Christian Bale also went to visit the victims of the shooting in Colorado. Good dude even though he went off on someone on the set of Terminator. At least that produced some great sound clips.

    • ashe

      acttually not a good dude at all, hes been arested multiple times for asault, atleast once against his own mother/sister, i cant remember which off the top of my head. the guy has anger issues that he cannot control. when he gets that taken care of then ill give a shit what charity case his manager says he needs to hang out with for pr, cause that is what that was.

      • aaa

        Unless you grew up with/know/live next door to Mr. Bale, hush. That goes for any person who claims to know what another is all about when they don't know or ever met the person and are just going off of what they hear or read. Things can get twisted pretty easily, false claims can be made (especially against celebrities, even from family). Don't diminish the charities he's performed because of what you think you know.

        • Ashe

          THINK i know? arest reacords are public. Im sorry but i can't accept him doig this kind of thing out of only the kindness of his heart. its wonderfull for the people who get it, but i just cant tell myself that he did it by his own choice and not cause his manager thought he needed an image lift. maybe im just too cynical….or generally dont like the guy. I don't know.

          i never said the charity he did wasnt great. i just said HE wasnt a great guy. one can be an intolerable cunt, but still do great things for people.

          • MylesofStyles

            Your level of jealously comes across as pathetic and painful…Even through the computer. It's sad, really.

  • Kiesa

    Thats the way should be….

  • jmb

    good stuff. i could read this kind of stuff everyday. so much better than the normal break up or getting arrested.

  • Craig K.

    #4 Keanu is the definition of a class act. I bet his only luxury is a nice house and not a mansion.
    Really glad to read these stories of actors who aren't 'above' the rest of us.

  • TheDao

    Faith in Humanity-Restored

  • Bob

    #9 Mila is awesome!!!

  • Toba

    #6 I guess you can be nice AND crazy as all hell.

    • The_Truth

      He probably banged her while she was passed out waiting for an ambulance & felt obligated to pay her bill.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phoenixv8 phoenixv8

      If someones religious belief is the craziest thing about them, they could be a lot worse of.

  • Jason

    chive, make this a weekly post please. doesn't have to be celebrities, any random act of kindness will do

    • George

      Agreed! For example, today I farted at work during a meeting, and instead of blaming on the guy next to me who people kind of give a hard time, I blamed in on the new girl on the other side of me who just started here last week. Little acts of kindness go a long way.

      • Jason

        I was just chopping onions as I read your story and I'm now crying like a baby. you sir, have a heart of pure gold. don't ever change George, not ever.

      • cooper

        George is my new idol.

      • _DoC_


    • Dman

      Yes Yes yes. Please make this a weekly thing. These are great. It goes along with all the nice stuff the Chive does as well.

  • Anonymous

    I believe there should be more post like these. These celebs are model citizens and yet we still glorify celebs from shows like jersey shore and honey boo boo. i would like moar celebs being down to earth

  • *dash*

    I actually met Mila once and she is really nice.I could tell she wasn't wearing any makeup and she was still gorgeous #9

    • Scottyos

      Dash I had the same luck as you, Ironically it was in a greasy spoon in Calgary that I had worked at. None of the customers bugged her but when she was done eating she had come and thanked us for her meal. Super nice and super gorgeous!

  • fish

    Awesomely charitable Actors are awesome. That is all.

  • Matt


  • Hank Hill

    #7 made me tear up a little. You better be ok with it!

    • Chris C

      I feel you on that, I'm a big fan of his, so it's great to know he's not just a talented actor but also a considerate human being.

  • Mike Ho.

    <img src="http://www.newautoquote.us/hotel/fl.jpg"/>#6 you are old man now, but still hansome man <img src="http://www.newautoquote.us/aquarius/rn.jpg"/&gt;

  • Jason


    I also just found this about J Depp …. solid dude.. "He made a secret visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital in January 2008 to donate £1million to say thank you for saving his daughter's life, just months after making a clandestine visit to the wards to tell bedtime stories to sick children on the wards dressed as Captain Sparrow"

    • http://www.facebook.com/phoenixv8 phoenixv8

      He loves playing the character of Jack Sparrow so much, its awesome to see him put it to such good use outside of the Hollywood media machine

  • Brother Maynard

    #1 By all accounts I've heard Depp is a very nice guy and will sign autographs until his had is ready to fall off.

  • tv_paul

    #1 #10 Two of my favorite actors and class acts.
    #2 Not A big fan of John Cena the wrestler but I am a fan of John Cena the man.

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