It is assumed that celebrities’ IRL are entirely something else. How we see them on screen is not what they actually look or even behave like! But the Internet, Reddit to be precise, is full of celebrity kind stories. We found out that our beloved celebrities are really, really kind and nice.
This World Kindness Day, we curated a list of celebrities that are so kind and sweet that it will leave you sighing. Check if you have your favorite ones here too!
#1 Daniel Radcliffe
“I served Daniel Radcliffe his dessert at an event, and tripped and spilled some of it on him, probably due to seeing that I was serving Daniel Radcliffe, and he stood up and started apologizing profusely to ME. Was very sweet and asked if I was ok.”
#2 Bill Gates
Reddit users follow a nice tradition of playing Secret Santa each Christmas. But things go crazy as a girl by the name szor became the luckiest, having Bill Gates as her Secret Santa. Bill Gates studied her entire page carefully and curated the best Christmas gifts for her.
She even posted a whole blog sharing her feelings about the big surprise, and a video of hers unwrapping all the gifts! Next time you play secret Santa on Reddit, remember Bill Gates might read it!
#3 Tom Hanks
“Tom Hanks at Best Buy. He was in line in front of me with a cart full, all by himself. I was only buying a bottle of water because they didn’t have what I was looking for. I just blurted out” Forest Gump is my favorite movie” like a creep, and he turned around, and said “that was my favorite movie to make! I’m glad you love it.” He then chatted with me while about movies as we stood in line. When it was his turn to check out while they were ringing up his stuff he said “oh let me get that water for you” and paid for my water. He kept talking to me and then we walked out and he said “nice talking to you! You’re a very nice young lady and always remember… life is like a box of chocolates.. you never know what your gonna get” in his Forest Gump voice. IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER.“
#4 Jim Carrey
“Jim Carrey gave me a ride to the gas station after my car ran out of gas in Bel Aire. I told him I was a huge fan of Ace Ventura and I could mimic his laugh from the movie. Then we both had our heads out the window cackling away. He bought my gas and drove me back to my car. One of the greatest moments of my life.“
#5 Barack Obama
“I’ve met Obama a few times. The charisma is insane and he makes a point to converse with everyone. He remembered me the third time, which was dope. What an incredible human.”
#6 Keanu Reeves
“Keanu Reeves. I remember seeing him while walking through New York a long time ago when I was a young, probably very annoying pre-teen. I yelled out, “Yo, Neo!” And then I obnoxiously mimicked the bullet dodge motion from The Matrix. He looked back at me, laughed, and mirrored the same move in acknowledgment. It’s such a great memory because I feel like anyone would have been justified in getting annoyed and shrugging this stupid kid off, but instead, he was a good sport and humored me. I’ll never forget it.”
“That time when Rihanna sent her fans pizza! After waiting to get into her concert in the rain in Manchester, England, Rihanna’s fans got a delicious surprise from their idol — she ordered them gourmet pizza and towels. Not only did they enjoy the food but they also got several boxes signed by the singer.“
#8 Bryan Cranston
“Met Bryan Cranston once at the Bellagio whilst on holiday in Vegas…. I was a bit fanboyish and blurted…” omg its Heisenberg!”… almost immediately his facial expression went angry… and he walked straight up to me and actually muttered “How dare you to call me out like that…if people knew who I was, I wouldn’t be in this business… next time you call me out like that be ready for a barrel”… then he smiled and starting laughing and we ended up talking for about 10mins or so about BB…. gave me an autograph. I was so happy… asked him if he wanted to join a few of us for a drink but he politely declined as he was waiting for his Mrs and daughter… cool guy!”
#9 Will Smith
“Worked a private event for him a couple years back. He made sure to thank each and every employee when he arrived and before he left. He had the best manners and was in such a jovial mood, joking around with the staff. Great guy.”
#10 Lady Gaga
“My dad met Lady Gaga at a restaurant in NYC and said she was one of the most genuinely sweet human beings he has ever met in his entire life. He called her “enchanting” and actually became a fan of hers after that!“
#11 The Rock
“My mom and sister met the Rock when he was still a wrestler. They had a couple of car seats and tons of bags having a hell of a time getting off the plane and people were waiting and then this massive guy offered to carry some things for them and they happily took the help, he grabbed some bags and held the baby carrier with my niece in it and helped them off the plane and left. After people kept going up to them asking how they knew the rock and they were very confused until someone explained who he was.“
#12 Renee Zellweger
“I served her once when I was honestly having a really shitty day. She had 3 kids in tow, dressed in yoga pants and a T-shirt.. nothing about her screamed celebrity and I was focused on other stuff. I messed up twice on her order and she honestly couldn’t have been nicer about it “Oh no problem, just bring it when you can, etc etc” Still went out of her way to make small talk. I only found out who she was when I went running her credit card and it said “R K Zellweger”. Kids all thanked me after the meal and she gave me a hug on the way out and an amazing tip for subpar service. It was a total dream”
#13 Dolly Parton
“Dolly Parton is without a doubt one of the most polite, friendly and welcoming human beings I have ever met. I was catering backstage at one of her concerts. My job was to prepare the buffet for the backstage guests and basically be invisible. She entered the room and greeted everybody like they were family. Then she saw me and my coworker and said, “Aw, come on over here. We’re all family here!” She made herself an equal to everybody in the room.“
#14 John Mayer
“In 2002 I won a radio contest to see John Mayer play in NYC. Since Im an artist, I made a painting of him in the hopes I might get him to sign it. After the small show, people line up to take pics with him. When I get up to him, he is genuinely nice and immediately starts signing it when his manager comes over and says “No autographs, just pictures!” And John goes, “Dude. She fuckin painted shit” and he finished signing it.”
#15 Margot Robbie
“Margot Robbie. I work at a restaurant in NYC, first time I served here I treated her like a normal person, didn’t acknowledge that she was famous or anything like that although she is probably my number one crush of all time. I was really nervous to even talk to her to be quite honest. Her and her boyfriend were EXTREMELY personable we talked about the rangers for a bit and kind of chit chatted. She paid the bill, left a very generous tip and told me I created an outstanding dining experience and asked if they could talk to my manager. One of the biggest compliment boosts of my life. They come back and I wait on them often, I would nearly consider us friends now as we are on a first name basis.”
#16 Adam Sandler
“Met Adam Sandler once in a restaurant in NYC. We were out to dinner for a friend’s bachelor party, a group of about a dozen guys. Adam stopped by our table and said congrats to the groom-to-be and asked some genuine questions about where we were all from and what we do. He then took a few moments to tell us that he had seen us earlier having fun and laughing together and about how important that is in life, being with friends and laughing and enjoying our time together. Kinda sounds cheesy now but in the moment it was very sincere and meant a lot to us. Overall it was maybe a 5-10 minute interaction but something none of us will ever forget.”
#17 Natalie Portman
“Natalie Portman. I was working with ABC as part of the interview team years ago (before The Phantom Menace even came out). I was talking with her for a while when she casually mentions that she is going to be in the new Star Wars film. Being 17 and a huge nerd, at first I just thought she was fucking with me. But then she said, “Yeah, I guess I’m Luke and Leia’s mom.” and laughed. I was so dumbfounded I actually said, “Take me with you.” “To where?” “To the Star Wars.” She laughed and it was the greatest feeling in the world.”
#18 Richard Gere
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“Years ago, when Richard Gere was dating Cindy Crawford, my wife was doing some shitty grunt work many aspiring models did at the time, handing out some flyers on the streets of Chicago. The wind whips up, blows all the flyers out of her hands, as she’s struggling to pick them all up, this dude (Richard Gere) runs over to help her out. When they get them all off the ground, he hands a stack to her and says “Don’t worry, it gets better” then smiles this warm, charming-ass smile and goes on his way.”
#19 Tony Curran
“Tony Curran at Dragoncon two years ago. He played Vincent Van Gogh in the Doctor Who episode Vincent and the Doctor, which deals with mental health, unsurprisingly. It’s a well-written, emotional episode, and when he asked what I wanted to talk about I just started crying. I told him that was my favorite episode of Doctor Who and he asked if it was difficult, sometimes. He was the absolute sweetest person ever. He actually reached up and brushed tears off my face, and hugged me, and I can’t repeat enough how nice he is. (Sidenote- he was there again last year. He remembered me, not because of the crying, but because he liked my costume and I was wearing the same one.)”
#20 Mickey Rourke
“Mickey Rourke! My sister approached him at a restaurant in NYC about his dog saying how cute it was and he took the time to talk about the dog, the breed and offered a puppy of the same breed since the dog had just given birth. My sister explained my parents didn’t allow her to have a dog despite wanting one for so long so he came over to our table and made a case for my sister on why she should own a dog, then offered to personally buy her a dog. It was a really nice gesture and it’s why my sister’s dog is named Mickey (although she tells everyone he’s named after Mickey Mouse because she’s embarrassed about the story)”
Did you make it till here? Kind Bonus!
“Alec Baldwin attempted to rescue me and my friends about 15 years ago. I grew up near Wilmington, NC, and my friends and I were out fishing in a small boat. Our lines get tangled up in the motor, we can’t steer the boat, and it ends up washed up on the beach on an island. Waves are constantly crashing over it, filling it with water way faster than we can bail. We send one friend to the Intracoastal waterway side of the island to get help. He comes back with some random guy and Alec Baldwin. Alec stayed there and helped us for a good 15 minutes when he easily could have just left these 4 dumb kids who weren’t in any real danger. Super nice guy. Eventually, even with their help, we couldn’t free the boat, so they took my friend onto their boat (with Kim Basinger and her friend) to their house, where my friend called for help. Eventually, some Coast Guard guys came with a bilge pump to free us. Thanks Alec!”
That’s so sweet! Isn’t it? What kind stories are you celebrating on World Kindness Day this year? Tell us in the comments below!