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Many people start making their New Year resolutions at the beginning of the year and doing good for others is likely one of the most popular ones. No matter if they’re small or big deeds, or if they’re one-time only or regular acts of kindness, everything matters. And celebrities know this well!
We at Bright Side hope the world will become even kinder in the year 2020 and we invite you to look back at times when celebs did good deeds and how they’re continuing to do so.
Bill Gates works as “Secret Santa” each Christmas.
Reddit users have a nice tradition of playing Secret Santa before Christmas every year. And this year was no exception. But the user by the name of szor was perhaps the luckiest because her Secret Santa was Bill Gates himself. It seems Bill Gates had studied her page carefully to create the best Christmas of her life. You can watch her unwrap those gifts here.
Bill Gates takes part in the Secret Santa tradition every year. In 2017, the user with the nickname VietteLLC who is fond of cats got a giant stuffed cat from him, while a user by the name of Aerrix got a special edition of the Xbox One game console.
After waiting for @rihanna all day. She sent pizza for us…unfortunately for the others, Aron doesn't share food… pic.twitter.com/vZJ6mywWoG— Aron Julius (@aron_julius) June 29, 2016
After waiting to get into her concert in the rain in Manchester, England, Rihanna’s fans got a pleasant 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.
Rihanna sent pizza to her rain-soaked fans.
Gina Rodriguez let a fan wear her Golden Globes dress to prom.
When a Twitter user with the name Jessica Casanova tweeted Gina saying, “I would love to wear your dress to the prom,” she never expected to get an answer. Much to the girl’s surprise, not only did the actress reply, but she also offered her another gorgeous dress saying, “Where do you live? I only own my first globes dress, the one from last year…maybe we can make this happen.” Jessica agreed and her prom dress dream eventually came true.
Jim Carrey helps farmers to earn money.
The actor known for his roles in Ace Ventura and The Mask has launched a foundation called Better U Foundation. It supports farmers by using a special method of increasing rice productivity, thus letting them earn more money for their hard work.
Stormzy funds university tuition fees for students.
The rapper has been funding the education fees at the University of Cambridge for 2 students each year since 2018. He’s even started his own scholarship called “Stormzy Scholarship for Black UK Students.” He covers the full cost of tuition fees without expecting anything in return.
John Cena grants wishes to sick kids.
The wrestler, actor, and rapper, John Cena takes an active part in granting wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The foundation grants life-changing wishes for children with serious illnesses. So far, he has been one of the most active celebrities to make kids’ wishes come true.
Guy Fieri hosts Make-A-Wish Foundation families in his restaurants.
Another person involved in making other people’s wishes come true is Guy Fieri, the world-renowned chef and creator of the famous “Donkey Sauce.” Not only does he invite sick kids to come onto his Food Network, but he also insists they come with their entire family so that the kids feel comfortable.
The family of the late Steve Irwin is actively involved in saving and helping animals who got injured in the Australian bushfires. The Wildlife Hospital they run has already treated more than 90,000 animal patients, according to Steve’s daughter Bindi. Many people, including other celebrities such as Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, are helping Australia too. Crowe even missed his Golden Globe Award because he stayed in his home country in order to help as much as he can.
The Irwin family (together with other celebrities) is helping the animals and people injured in Australian bushfires.
Charlize Theron, born in South Africa, takes care of African youth.
Charlize supports the country she was born in by making a difference in the fight against HIV and keeping kids and teenagers safe from AIDS. She founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, which aims at bringing necessary knowledge to youth by giving help and support to the community-based organizations that work with the local youth.
Viggo Mortensen buys the horses he works with in the movies.
Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen gets so used to the animals he works with that he once decided to buy the 14.2 hh paint pony, T.J. from his film Hidalgo. After that, he also bought the 3 horses he worked with in Lord of the Rings — he rode 2 of them in the movie and the third one was the one princess Arwen used. He then presented it to the stuntwoman who grew attached to the animal while shooting.
What was the last act of kindness you did or experienced? We’d be glad to hear from you in the comments!
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