10 Celebrities Who Offered a Memorable Gesture of Appreciation to Their Fans
There are celebrities we follow for their great performances in movies, music, sports, or entertainment. But beyond their talent, there are stars who possess great human qualities, making them even more admirable and demonstrating their great appreciation for the public.
1. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a celebrity who cares about the education of her fans. She has been responding to her followers’ requests for support for several years on social media. She has paid for school supplies, books, classes, tuition, and other expenses for outstanding students who do not have the necessary resources to stay in school. Several of them have even thanked the singer for having been able to graduate from college because of her support.
2. John Cena
The wrestler and actor recently achieved a Guinness World Record for the number of wishes granted to children. “I want them to have an experience that will stay with them forever,” he said. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, John Cena has been able to grant wishes to 650 critically ill children who have wanted to meet and spend time with him. Cena usually spends the day with them and their families, takes pictures, and, on occasion, even takes them to see the work behind the ring.
3. Guillermo del Toro
The renowned film director has been boosting students’ dreams for several years. For example, in 2018, he offered to pay the expenses of 12 young people, so they could attend the Mathematics Olympics in South Africa. He also supports a scholarship system for Mexicans who want to study animation at a renowned school, which he recently renewed for 10 years in honor of his mother’s passing. “If we change a life, if we change a story, we change a generation,” he said.
4. Taylor Swift
The singer is known for being very kind to her fans. She constantly offers memorable tokens of her appreciation to her audience and does not hesitate to show them how much she loves them. For the release of one of her albums, she held gatherings at her home to show her music to her fans before anyone else and even offered them homemade cookies. She also sends them gifts at Christmas, showed up to a fan’s bachelorette party with handmade gifts, and even helped a fan buy a house when she found out she was homeless.
5. Zach Galifianakis
Before his success, the actor used to go to a laundromat where he shared a great friendship with one of the employees, Mimi, a homeless old lady over 80 years old. After the premiere of The Hangover, Zach Galifianakis jumped to fame. It was then that he decided to help his old friend: the actor rented an apartment for Mimi. In addition, actress Renée Zellweger helped with the furniture for the new home.
6. Shaquille O’Neal
The basketball superstar doesn’t skimp on giving gifts to his fans whenever possible. “I try to make every day a meaningful moment for a fan, especially a child.”
Several strangers who have crossed his path have received free grocery items or restaurant meals. Once, Shaquille gave bicycles and scooters to children playing in the street, and another time he paid for an engagement ring for a man he met at a jewelry store. He even paid a year’s rent on an affordable home for the family of a child with paralysis.
7. Emma Watson
Emma Watson has a personal rule of not taking pictures with strangers. However, that doesn’t stop her from being kind and gentle with her fans. She often sits down to chat with them, answer their questions about Harry Potter, and makes exceptions to take pictures with young children.
Once, she met a fan’s mother in a store and agreed to make a video call to the little girl. The little girl was studying for an exam, and the actress even helped her by encouraging her.
8. Keanu Reeves
Keanu is one of the most beloved celebrities in Hollywood, and not only for his great work as an actor, but also for his human qualities. For example, he recently attended the wedding of a fan he had just met at the hotel where he was staying. Although he didn’t stay long, the couple said that he was very kind and took the time to talk and take pictures with them.
On the other hand, the actor has also actively donated to various causes. He donated 70% of his earnings from the movie Matrix to cancer research and has his own foundation in this regard.
9. Simon Cowell
Although he’s known for his criticism on television talent shows, Simon Cowell is actually not that tough. In 2018, he helped a little 4-year-old boy named Zac raise donations for his cancer treatment. He contributed a large sum to the cause himself, and shared a video to invite others to help, which expedited donations.
10. Katy Perry
On each tour, the singer seeks to socialize with fans and donate to different causes. On one occasion, she visited a little fan named Grace, who could not attend her long-awaited concert due to surgery for a tumor in her head. Upon learning this, Katy Perry herself went to the little girl’s house to share an afternoon with her and her family. They sang together, talked, and took pictures, an experience that the little girl will surely remember for a long time.
Do you do good deeds regularly, or would you like to support a special cause?