Some famous people genuinely live by the maxim that giving is more rewarding than receiving. Despite their busy schedules and endless distractions, these kind-hearted stars always remember to give back to society and give back some of what they have. Whether it’s a spontaneous act of generosity or a well-planned surprise,Ultimately, their goal is to make other people happy, and we love them all the more for it.
We at Bright Side believe that random acts of generosity are the essence of our humanity. We want to share with you stories about 10 celebrities who tried to use their privilege to make the world a warmer place.
1. Dwayne Johnson
It seems that the Hollywood star is not just a hero in his movies. “The Rock” once surprised a struggling widowed father of two by promising that he would buy all the Christmas presents for his children. To make things even better, Johnson and actor John Krasinski revealed that they also sole parent’s behalf, a $5 million donation was made to an organization that provides children with toys.
The Hollywood star once threw a party for 15 at one of her favorite Chicago restaurants and left a $4,000 tip on a $4,400 bill. Needless to say, the lucky waiter was delighted, describing the actor as “a very soft-spoken, charming and sweet man.” He later added: “When I attended him, he didn’t like to be pampered too much and he wasn’t in any way demanding.”
3. Colin Farrell
The 46-year-old actor reportedly spent $2,100 on clothes for a homeless man he called “Stress.” Then, to help him get off the streets and into a room, he gave him $830 to cover the first month’s rent. This wasn’t the first time Farrell had helped “Stress.” In fact, the star met the homeless man 4 years earlier, when he helped him win a $2,000 prize by accompanying him on a radio show that had offered money to anyone who could bring the actor to his studio.
The 36-year-old singer decided to invite fans waiting for her autograph outside a store with some pizza. So she ordered 80 pizzas that cost her $1,000. It was reported that Gaga also left a “very, very good” tip for the pizzeria.
When the Hollywood actor accidentally forgot his wallet at a restaurant, he was very grateful to the 17-year-old boy who returned it to him. In fact, the interpreter of Thor was so thankful that all the contents of his wallet were still there, that he decided to give the money to the teenager who had returned it. And he finished it off with “a little more.”
The 32-year-old singer is well-known for her charity, and she previously gave a Portuguese student more than $30,000 to assist pay for her education at a British university. Swift found the student’s Go Fund Me page and was inspired by her drive and dedication, so she decided to support her in pursuing her dreams.
7. Zac Efron
Actor, age 34, once paid $949.99 on a fan for a brand new iPhone.The fan dropped his phone while trying to get a video of the star for social media. The young man was impressed by this kind act, and he told his friends that his idol had also invited him to the set to meet him and get to know him better.
8. Justin Bieber
When the 28-year-old star ran into 2 of his female fans watching his new video at an Apple store, he spontaneously wanted to reward them by making their day extra special. So she bought an iPhone for each of them, a pink one and a green one, and then she also bought a yellow one for him before high-5ing the girls and telling them that she loved them.
9. Kylie Jenner
During a TV show, the young celebrity donated $200,000 to a mother and daughter to help alleviate their financial problems. Her 22-year-old daughter had dropped out of college to help support her mother, and Kylie’s generous donation would help pay off her student loans and get back to school.
10. Keanu Reeves
Keanu is known for his heart of gold and for being ultra generous. And this good deed is an addition to a long list of acts of kindness from him. The actor once bought a janitor named Randolph Gregory his own store.
Mr. Randolph later shared this on his Facebook: “I have worked as a janitor for the last 7 years, cleaning the floor every day and breaking my back to feed my family, until I met Keanu Reeves 5 days ago at the diner in St. Louis where I work, and now I own a store because of him.”