Celebrity media outlets focus more on bad news than good, simply because drama sells. Sure, I like reading about how a certain celebrity got into a catfight with another celebrity over Twitter, but too much negative stuff gets tiring after a while. Even my cats get sick of celebrities fighting to the death—then again, this makes us appreciate the good news that appears once in a blue moon.
Because of all the bad in the world, people on the Internet have become suckers for those “faith in humanity restored” type of posts. I’m one of those suckers— it just warms my heart that the generation that I so often complain about still knows how to identify the type of people that they should emulate.
Here are 10 celebrities who have hearts of gold. They don’t just donate money, they also take the time to save lives and personally make sure that they do their part.
Now, if only I made millions, I’d be able to set up a school for underprivileged cats… Maybe I should contact one of the celebrities from this list.
I once read a post about what a hard life Keanu Reeves has had, despite the fact that he’s rich and famous. If your fiancée gave birth to your stillborn daughter and then died in a car accident 8 months later, would you still have the energy to be nice to the universe that screwed up your life? Well, Keanu has and he’s done an excellent job at being one of the nicest and most generous people in Hollywood.
When Keanu’s sister got diagnosed with leukemia (yet another cruel act by the universe), he dropped everything that he was doing and stayed by her side to take care of her. He donated millions to the hospital where she was staying in order to fund leukemia research.
Keanu also gave $80 million from his $114 million earnings from the Matrix series to the special effects and costume crew of the film, stating, ″Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries.″