10 Сelebs Who Turned Out to Be Heroes Not Only on Screen, but Also in Real Life
Either by saving someone from a car accident or by using their own money to pay off other people’s debt, celebrities have acted like heroes many times. Of course, a lot of people act heroic in different ways and on a daily basis, but not all of these incidents are reported to the media. It’s only natural that the heroic moments that involve celebrities would get more attention. Their actions prove that they are humans above everything else, looking to help others in need.
Bright Side would like to shed some light on 10 heroic acts from celebrities that saved the lives of people in major danger.
1. Benedict Cumberbatch saved a cyclist from robbers.
Back in 2018, Cumberbatch was in an Uber when he saw 4 muggers trying to steal a bicycle from a delivery guy. The actor jumped out of the car and rushed to the scene, sending the wannabe criminals away. Luckily, the delivery guy wasn’t injured and the muggers didn’t manage to steal the bicycle. The only thing that the actor had to say about the incident was that, “I did it out of, well, I had to, you know . . .”
2. Tom Hardy caught someone who stole a motorcycle.
In 2017, Tom Hardy witnessed 2 teenagers stealing a motorbike in South-West London. The actor started chasing the thieves and was determined to catch them. The 2 boys were probably panicking and lost control of the motorbike. That’s how the actor managed to catch up with them and check their IDs, making sure they didn’t flee the scene until the police arrived.
3. Meryl Streep and Cher saved a woman who was being harmed by a man.
Over 30 years ago, Meryl Streep and Cher were walking down the streets of New York when they saw a man harming a woman. As Cher explained, the man was pretty big, but that didn’t stop them from screaming. The man was distracted and fled the scene after they drew attention to the incident. They helped the woman compose herself and she couldn’t believe that she had been saved by these 2 movie stars.
4. Vin Diesel saved a family that was trapped in their car.
While he was driving his motorcycle around Hollywood, the actor saw a family car lose control and flip over. He immediately jumped off his bike and ran to help the young children and the driver get out of the car.
5. Harrison Ford flew his helicopter to save a mountain climber.
In 2000, while climbing a mountain for 5 hours, one hiker felt severe discomfort and couldn’t find the strength to keep climbing. A friend of hers, who was very close, called for help on her cell phone. Harrison Ford appeared moments later with his private helicopter and carried the 2 hikers to safety. As it was later revealed, the actor used to volunteer in the county, an act that saved them over $1,000 per hour if they had to hire a private pilot.
6. Tyler Perry paid off thousands of layaway debts.
Many people who can’t afford to pay for all of their Christmas gifts at once, pay for them in installments while “laying them away.” In 2018, the famous entrepreneur visited 2 Walmart stores in Atlanta and paid for a little more than $432,000 in layaway items. Although he tried to do this anonymously, his identity was eventually uncovered and people were extremely thankful to him. He said, “I know it’s a hard time, a lot of people are struggling and I’m just really, really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this.”
7. Brad Pitt saved an extra after she fell in the middle of an action scene.
While shooting a 700-people zombie invasion scene for World War Z, an extra slipped and fell. Brad Pitt saw the unlucky woman and helped her get back up, saving her from being hurt badly. The woman was thankful, even though she still managed to injure her knee. As it was revealed later, many other extras were injured during the filming of this movie.
8. Heidi Klum saved her son and his 2 nannies from a riptide.
While on vacation in Hawaii in 2013, Heidi Klum’s son and their 2 nannies were pulled into the ocean by a riptide. Heidi was also in the water at that time, but she managed to grab her son and one of the nannies and help them swim to the beach. Her son Henry managed to swim back to land on his own and Klum’s bodyguard’s help was also vital in helping the second nanny get out of the water.
9. Ryan Gosling prevented a woman from being involved in an accident.
Back in 2012, a British blogger was about to cross the street while a speeding taxi was coming her way. Not being used to walking in New York, where cars go in the opposite direction, she was confused and almost got hit. It was Ryan Gosling who grabbed her by the arm and said to her, “Hey, watch out.”
10. Leonardo DiCaprio helped rescue a man that was in the water for 11 hours after falling from a cruise ship.
While vacationing in St. Bart’s on his boat, DiCaprio and his friends noticed a man in the sea calling for help. He had fallen off a cruise ship and the actor’s boat was the only one close enough to offer help. The unlucky man was saved after being in the sea for 11 hours. They all managed to return to safety about an hour before sunset and prior to a massive rainstorm that hit the area.
Which famous celebrity would you like to be saved by in case of an emergency?