12 Celebrities Whose Actions Restore Faith in Humanity
Celebrity stories are always making front-page news. But what we may not always hear about are the celebrities who have gone above and beyond for people and charities. They’ve opened their hearts for a greater cause.
Bright Side’s faith in humanity has been restored after hearing about these generous celebrities providing help to those who need it.
1. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has played lots of iconic roles. His character Jack Sparrow, from Pirates of the Caribbean, is adored by many children. Depp revealed he travels with Jack’s costume all the time, so he can make quick stops to visit children’s hospitals.
During one of his visits to a hospital in Vancouver, the actor didn’t break the character once for five hours. A spokeswoman from the hospital said that he took the time to engage with them and make them laugh.
2. Kim Kardashian
For her 35th birthday, Kim Kardashian flew her fans to LA to have brunch at the Four Seasons. Kim tweeted about the event saying, “I just had the best brunch today I flew out every fan I follow on social media to celebrate my birthday!!!”
3. Lady Gaga
“I sat down with her and had someone take a picture of us. I complimented her on her show, but I was overall super nervous and flustered. I quickly got up to walk away, but she grabbed me, told me to sit down, and demanded we talk some more and take a few more pictures. It was glorious.” (b*ber_noober/Reddit)
4. Alicia Keys
The singer co-founded the charity Keep A Child Alive, which helps to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children around the world. The main focus is to help children who are affected by HIV/AIDS.
5. LeBron James
“I was at a shoe store in Cleveland and looking at the new LeBron shoes and a huge shadow appears over me. It was LeBron James. He smiled and said, ’You want my new shoes.’ I stumbled over my words, then said, ’Yes, I’m going to buy a pair right now.’ He asked me my size and bought me 2 pairs. One he signed, and he said the other was for me to practice my post moves in. One of the best days of my life.” (Twist83/Reddit)
Beyoncé spread the holiday cheer when she visited a Walmart in Massachusetts in December 2013. She gave the 750 customers in the store a $50 gift card and wished them a merry Christmas.
7. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
This celebrity couple has donated to lots of charities over the years. They donated $1 million dollars to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. They have also donated to a charity for sufferers of stillbirth, that supports the family. They donated $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
8. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift gave $10,000 to her fan to help pay for her medical bills. Her 16-year-old fan, Trinity Foster, was diagnosed with cancer.
She left a comment on her GoFundMe page saying “I saw photos of your album release party that you did in your hospital room and wanted to say thank you for being so kind and supportive! I hope I can give you a hug in person soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to send you this and all my love. Your friend, Taylor.”
9. Ryan Gosling
“We parked in the same parking lot. I struck up a convo with him. He asked where I was from and why I was there/who I was with. He was like ’Oh you guys have 40 bucks to drop on just parking? Must be loaded.’ I chuckled and was about to say something back, and he just says the coolest thing to me. ’Don’t worry about parking today, man, I’ll cover you all for the weekend. Have a fun spring break!’” (MaynardJayTwa/Reddit)
10. Mila Kunis
The actor accepted Marine Sgt. Scott Moore’s invitation to be his date and went to the Marine Corps Ball. The marine set up a YouTube page and asked Mila to go to the ball with him. At the time, she was doing press for her movie Friends With Benefits with co-star Justin Timberlake. Justin saw the message and passed it on to Mila, who agreed to go.
11. Morgan Freeman
“We’re both from the same state (Mississippi). I was having lunch near his hometown when I noticed him. He took the time to talk to me, despite my epic fan grin, and paid for my food before he left. Best lunch I ever had.” (nesshin_chan/Reddit)
12. Miley Cyrus
Miley founded a non-profit called The Happy Hippie Foundation. The organization fights the injustices facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations.
Have you heard of any more celebrities that have done a good deed? Have you ever done, or been on the receiving end, of a good deed?