15 Celebrities Who Earned a Special Place in Their Fans’ Hearts by Simply Being Kind
Sometimes meeting celebrities or working with them can be a life-changing experience. Fans of celebrities like the well-known Benedict Cumberbatch, Angelina Jolie, and Jim Carrey, among others, shared their personal memories. While keeping up with their busy schedules, some celebrities managed to make time for everyone — from a cancer survivor to a restaurant waiter.
We at Bright Side firmly believe that being nice never goes out of style, so we found several celebrities who’ve proven that little acts of kindness can lead to big changes!
1. Daniel Radcliffe shows his manners everywhere!
I served Daniel Radcliffe his dessert at an event, and tripped and spilled some of it on him, probably due to the fact that I realized that I was serving Daniel Radcliffe, and he stood up and started apologizing profusely to ME. He was very sweet and asking if I was ok. eggsmashumactually / Reddit
2. Robin Williams turned out to be very attentive toward his fans.
My mom spotted Robin Williams once and she went up to him and asked if she could get a quick photo. She didn’t realize he was there in the middle or about to do something with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, so she waited until they were done around 20-30 min later and then a bunch of the kids and people around also wanted photos with him — he made it a point to stick around and told his staff, “I think that woman wanted a photo,” and made sure she got it. Mom was thrilled.
He was such a humble nice dude. TheJadedSF / Reddit
3. Harry Styles loves dogs!
I was outside a restaurant in Hollywood trying to pick up my take out order, but couldn’t go in because I was with my puppy. Harry Styles saw my predicament, tapped me on the shoulder, and said he could watch Oscar while I went in. What a guy! rorydcarroll / twitter
4. Kobe Bryant encouraged his fans to play basketball.
I met Kobe Bryant twice. Once when I was 11, I was with my dad at work (at a restaurant in Newport Beach) and he was there with some guys I can’t remember, he gave me his ball cap and signed it. Then again a couple years later at the Staples Center. He gave me his shoes and jersey. I was freaking over the moon. He was so nice and asked me questions about my basketball team and then handed me a game ball. I will never forget that. psilvyy19 / Reddit
5. Henry Cavill shows how friendly he is.
I met Henry Cavil while working at AT&T. Helped him unlock his phone while he was in town shooting Man of Steel. Real nice dude, got a picture with him, and he even let me meet his dog out in the car! SlopiJalopi / Reddit
6. Jim Carrey is funny both in movies and in real life.
I met Jim Carrey when I was like 11 at a party my parents attended. I couldn’t stop staring at him. He was behaving so normally and then, when he noticed me staring, he did a mask facial expression and started staring at me.
He’s a genuinely funny guy and probably has the purest heart. someboooooodeh / Reddit
7. David Adkins proves how much we need to get off of our phones.
My husband and I watched as Sinbad walked through a crowded airport gate unnoticed because everyone was on their phones and laptops. He was super nice and was like, “C’mon get this picture!!!” Once people noticed him, he disappeared. bRHOwn_eyedgirl / Twitter
8. Angelina Jolie shows her fervor for kids.
I was a teenager with cancer and super pissed off at the world. Angelina Jolie invited a group of us to her movie set and hung out with us for a little bit. My angsty self was a huge fan, and someone told her, so she sat me down for a talk, answered all my questions, and signed all my stuff. She was really kind and caring and a little shy.
Not many sick kids were able to get to the set, so she showed up at the hospital the next day with a bag of toys and sat on the floor to play with everyone. I had already gone home, but I heard she asked about me. Spending time with those kids seemed really important to her and she really went out of her way to do so. runninlikeabandit / Reddit
9. Buzz Aldrin’s passion about space has no limits.
I was around Buzz Aldrin a bit for a couple of days at a conference. He was totally out of it (he’s battled depression and bad drinking issues, and has dementia and Alzheimer’s) and was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I told him I had written an essay about him and he was so excited to hear that.
Just overwhelmingly positive and happy, especially if you ask him about space. There was an instance where he was asked about NASA and proceeded to throw his leg on a table and pull up his pants leg to show off his NASA socks. MalismMaggie / Reddit
10. Tom Waits shows how supportive he is of beginners.
I was a teenager and playing music/busking with my friends outside a Whole Foods. Tom Waits, when walking in, stops and listens for a while. When he came back out after shopping, he gave each of us a $100 bill. He was super nice and wanted to support us for playing odd music, because we had an accordion and a washboard. scrabapple / Reddit
11. Ronnie DeVoe keeps being nice to his fans!
I picked up Ronnie DeVoe in my car as a Lyft driver and happened to be playing New Edition from my ITunes play list. I looked in the rearview mirror and noticed it was him, and he was smiling. Omg he was so nice! islandgirl222 / Twitter
12. Ciara made her fan’s birthday special!
Ran into Ciara at Morrow’s in New Orleans on my 25th birthday. Super random! But she was really nice. princess_neeks / Twitter
13. Despite being busy, Future would never break his fan’s heart!
Met Future years ago at the PHL airport when I worked there (before he was really famous). Pointed him out and told him that I listen to his mixtapes, one of his entourage dismissed me. Before they left I asked him could I get a pic and he MADE the entourage guy who dismissed me take the picture of us! Leetrele / Twitter
14. James Arthur’s humbleness questioned his identity.
I was walking in Covent Garden on a trip with school. James Arthur casually walks by us eating a chicken salad sandwich. We obviously weren’t sure if it was him, so to check I shouted, “James Arthur!” He came over and got pics with us all and chatted and was so so nice and humble. _mickeyt / Twitter
15. Once Sherlock — always Sherlock.
Met the extremely lovely Benedict Cumberbatch when he was filming Sherlock at my office. Later got told off by a member of the production crew for peeping at him topless (hahaha). Amy__Turtle / Twitter
Have you ever met celebrities who seemed kind to you or did they do something unforgettable? Do you know someone who’s had a similar experience? Tell us in the comment section, we want to read what you have to say!
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