12 Times Celebrities Were Able to Treat Situations With True Humility
Fame and money can often change people for the worse, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. In fact, many celebs haven’t forgotten where they’ve come from and regularly give back to the world. They remind us that humility and kindness are 2 of the best attributes someone can have.
1. Keanu Reeves
According to many people, Keanu Reeves is one of the most humble celebrities out there. And that also entails knowing how to react when fans show him their appreciation.
At a recent event in Brazil, the beloved actor knelt and bowed on stage as he received a standing ovation from fans. “It was very special,” he said about the event, adding that, “The people here are very nice and generous. It’s really cool that they like John Wick here. I really appreciate it.”
2. Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt is another actor who knows how to give back. He often visits children’s hospitals to cheer the patients there up, sometimes dressed in his Star Lord costume and joined by another superhero, Chris Evans. Pratt explained that his own son’s premature birth inspired him to also spend time with babies in the NICU.
3. Emma Watson
Fame didn’t keep Emma Watson from forgetting that random acts of kindness can make people’s day. That’s why she has a habit of leaving books around London, sometimes including a handwritten note too. In 2016, she scattered around 100 copies of Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou for others to find in the London Underground.
4. Dolly Parton
Another famous person who loves to share the joy of reading is Dolly Parton. Her Imagination Library Foundation sends out free books to small children all around the US. In fact, 1 in 10 children under 5 regularly receive book gifts from Parton.
5. Rupert Grint
The Harry Potter star always dreamed of having his own ice cream truck and driving it around. As an adult, he finally realized his wish, and decided to use it for a good cause too. Grint arrived to the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, and gave out a bunch of ice lollies to the cast and crew. Moreover, he later drove around local villages and served the ice cream for free to random kids that would walk by.
6. Viggo Mortensen
According to a Reddit user, Viggo Mortensen was contacted by a fan wondering where they could listen to the collab that the guitarist for Buckethead did with Mortensen. In response, the actor sent them all the albums for free, and even thanked them for their interest in Mortensen’s music.
While she was on a break from touring and making music, Adele still made time to do good deeds. Even though she tried going under the radar, the pop star was recognized back in 2017 when she visited an education center for disadvantaged youth in London.
8. Ed Sheeran
When he’s not able to make surprise appearances at fans’ weddings, Ed Sheeran still makes sure to show his appreciation to his greatest supporters. Sheeran recorded a heartfelt message for a terminally ill fan’s big day and sent it to him to mark the special event.
9. Elton John
The pop icon likes to use his wealth and fame for good too, and for years, he used to organize a White Tie and Tiara Ball. The event was attended by many celebrities, who contributed millions to John’s AIDS foundation.
10. Oprah Winfrey
By 2012, Winfrey had gathered over $400 million for educational purposes. At the moment, Oprah Winfrey owns 31 charities that support 27 different causes, including education for disadvantaged children and animal rescue.
11. Chrissy Teigen
When Chrissy Teigen found out about a woman who was struggling to pay for beauty school, she couldn’t turn a blind eye to the situation. Teigen decided to cover the student’s full tuition as well as wish her success for the future.
12. Russell Brand
The actor and comedian truly cares about homeless people, and often hangs out with them, feeds them, and helps them financially. Moreover, he’s also known for opening up his own home to homeless friends when he’s not using the house himself.
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