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20 celebs whose acts of kindness cannot be overstated (20 Photos)
While attending a fabulous party in New York, Woody was apparently approached by a homeless woman looking for spare change. Instead of saying no, Woody opted to hand over $600 to this woman. According toThe Daily News, when the woman recognized the actor, she said, “Thank you Woody! White men CAN jump!”
This athlete has granted the most wishes for the Make-A-Wish foundation, coming in with a whopping 400 wishes (100 of which were completed between June 2013 and February 2014).
He also gets his Chive on, which makes him pretty damn cool in our book.
After years of success and crazy amounts of fame, Jolie still is a huge humanitarian. She even chose to make her directorial debut with “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” a film raising awareness of women who suffered mass rape during the war in Bosnia. This choice was not made with fame in mind, clearly, seeing it was performed and written in Bosnian.
In recent years, it’s come out that Reeves’s doesn’t care much about money. In fact, he went as far as giving away $80 million from his Matrix salary to the special-effects team, as well as the costume designers that worked on the trilogy. All because he believes that they deserve all the credit, not him, for the series success.
A fan wrote to Kootz about his friend disliking all of Kootz’s work and asked for a card that basically said “screw you,” but meaner. Instead he got this witty card in return to give his friend.
When a man working in her home collapsed from having a seizure, Mila was quick to come to his aide. After sustaining him until ambulances arrived, Mila even offered to take a ride with him to the hospital to assure his safety.
Lady Gaga is known for using her fame to advocate being yourself, no matter how different you think you are. After hearing one of her fans had killed himself after being bullied over his sexuality, she streamed his picture during one of her concerts and dedicated the entire show to him, as an act of solidarity for him and others around the world who might be suffering similar situations.
Stephen Fry hasn’t touched just one life, but instead countless lives with his openness about his own mental health problems. While many consider this a stigma and damaging to their career, Fry has embraced this and become the president of the mental health charity Mind, where he helps raise awareness and is a voice for those going through the same things as him.
According to TMZ, a teenager lost control of his Mustang, and after rolling a few times, it landed in the actor’s yard. Dempsey ran out to aid the young driver, using a crowbar to help him from the wreck before calling 911.
After 9-year-old Beatrice wrote to Depp asking him to assist in throwing a mutiny over her teachers, the actor showed up to the London primary school to do just that.
After Perry heard that a woman with cerebral palsy had her specially equipped 2000 Chrysler Town & Country stolen from her own driveway in Georgia, the filmmaker offered to replace her van.
A British journalist was saved by the actor when she almost stepped directly in front of an oncoming taxi in NYC. She tweeted about the incident, saying she was looking the wrong way because she is from London, when Gosling grabbed her arm and pulled her out of the way.
This rapper went out of his way to talk a man out of suicide. Police were trying to talk a man off the ledge when T.I. was nearby. He felt compelled to help, telling the man that it would be okay and that things could not be that bad.
Ever since he portrayed Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, a role he embraced completely, Sinese has made it his mission to help disabled veterans and their families. Recently he took 50 wounded service members on an all-expense paid trip to Disneyland Resort in California.
Once, when he was relaxing on his yacht, Cruise saw a sinking sailboat in flames. Instead of waiting for someone else to help, he sailed towards the wrack and pulled the victims to safety.
When students wrote to Vonnegut to visit their school, his response is something that will inspire you to write poetry.
Recently Will.i.am donated his entire pay from The Voice (roughly $750,000) to the Prince’s Trust, to help improve access to STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) for underprivileged youths in the UK. He hopes to have the same success he had with this program in his own hometown, a district in LA, that now is home to a state of the art STEM center.
After witnessing a car accident in Culver City, CA, she swiftly came to the aid of an elderly woman involved in the crash. Witnesses said that Saldana immediately got on the phone with 911, as she helped the injured woman from her car to the curb, even going as far are making sure the woman had her purse while they waited for an ambulance.
Zach saved a woman from homelessness. Mimi, a woman Zach knew long before his was famous from his local Laundromat, was on the streets and as soon as Zach learned of his, his offered to pay her rent for an apartment. He even took her as his date to The Hangover III movie premiere.