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19 Heartwarming Stories Of Celebrities Doing Random Acts Of Kindness

Just try to make it through this post without getting emotional.

1. This very sweet BF asked One Direction to help him propose to his Directioner girlfriend:

And Harry Styles made it happen:

2. This Patriots superfan gave Marcus Cannon a Lombardi Trophy replica, and he tweeted the player asking about it:

So Cannon surprised him at the hardware store where he works, bringing the trophy and a Patriots jacket along with him:

3. This mega-fan of Miley Cyrus invited her to prom, but she wasn’t able to make it. So she made it up to him by inviting him to hangout with her at her concert:

And they took the prom-pose pic he was waiting for:

4. This fan waiting to meet Angelina Jolie outside of The Daily Show ended up having a panic attack:

And Jolie stopped to comfort her and make sure she was okay — even wiping away her tears and taking a selfie with the fan.

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5. This Kardashian fan tweeted at Kim looking for her at a Yeezus show, and Kim immediately responded and had her join her in VIP.

I’m sending someone to go get you so you can come sit with me!!! @MyleezaKardash Need your seat # & section. DM me ASAP!!!

— KimKardashian (@Kim Kardashian West)

6. This Essence reader tweeted Oprah about how much she loved her dress on the cover, and queen Oprah responded and actually sent it to her to keep.

@snobaby28 you’re right I won’t wear ever again contact my asst. and show her this tweet.

— Oprah (@Oprah Winfrey)

@Oprah THANK YOU!!! You are truly a blessing. Sitting alone in sadness and you have brightened my day. Bless U

— snobaby28 (@snobaby brandi)

7. This sick fan started a campaign to raise money for Britney Spears’ concert, and Spears ended up flying Cory and his family out to her Las Vegas show so they could meet.

OMG U GUYS @britneyspears MET CORY !Remember we trended #BritneyPleaseMeetCory. It actually happened so happy for him

— cjm_90 (@UnfollowBreatheHeavy)

8. This grieving widow tweeted Chad Ochocinco about her loss, and he immediately reached out and invited her to come be his guest at his wedding.

You have a passport? RT @cheryl2958: I’m feeling pretty low today. Lost my hubby 2 weeks ago. Together 30 years. Very hard.

— ochocinco (@Chad Johnson)

Can you pack and come to the wedding? RT @cheryl2958: @ochocinco Yes I do.

— ochocinco (@Chad Johnson)

Check ya DM… Just start packing… Evelyn will make arrangements… see you tonight/early a.m. RT @cheryl2958: Yes.where is it?

— ochocinco (@Chad Johnson)

@cheryl2958 Turn Up Ms. Cheryl, bring ya smile, dancing shoes and appetite… let me know when you receive confirmation… Turn up…

— ochocinco (@Chad Johnson)

9. This EDM fan tweeted Zedd about his upcoming show (and her recent surgeries):

@cartermckenzie @cntrpntmusic wishing you best of luck with your surgeries!!! See you at the festival 🙂

— Zedd (@Zedd)

And he immediately responded and reached out to the festival to put her on the list to his show.

@cartermckenzie @cntrpntmusic hey friends at counterpoint, can we please get carter on the list so she can watch the show???

— Zedd (@Zedd)

10. This Directioner had a panic attack while seeing Harry Styles at a One Direction book signing, and he stopped, went past the security barriers, and comforted her until she was okay.

I want to cry Harry is the sweetest human being I’ve ever known

— tamestyles (@yoli)

11. When an autistic teen was brutally attacked in Florida, Aaron Paul quickly reached out with a heartwarming message and an invitation to Disneyland.


— aaronpaul_8 (@Aaron Paul)

12. When a fan of Nascar driver Kevin Harvick tweeted to ask if he’d follow her, he replied by inviting her on a free trip to see him in the Daytona 500.

Hey @LouiseGroomer why don’t you come to the Daytona 500 as my guest? Everything’s on me! Flight, room, tickets you name it!

— KevinHarvick (@Kevin Harvick)

13. This fan tweeted at MLB star Kris Bryant asking if he could verify a bat he found online:

@mk9577 you don’t need to buy it! What do you want? I’ll send it to you!

— KrisBryant_23 (@Kris Bryant)

And instead, he ended up sending him a free, signed bat.

@mk9577 850 bucks?! That’s ridiculous! I’ll send one to you. DM me your address!

— KrisBryant_23 (@Kris Bryant)

I cannot thank @KrisBryant_23 enough for this bat! So blown away. Just made me a @cubs fan!! Thank you thank you

— mk9577 (@Mike in Vegas)

14. This fan tweeted at J. Cole about him being in her city, and he responded asking for her address to come play his new album for her.

Send me DM with your address I’ll come play u the album. @DaliaDk “@JColeNC: Dallas we hereeeeee” we gotta see you tonight 😭😭😭

— JColeNC (@J. Cole)

15. This Potter fan met J.K. Rowling at a book signing — leaving her a note on how much she changed his life:

So much derp

— Johnnie_Rowling (@johnnie)

And she ended up mailing him a personal letter with a Chamber of Secrets stamp on it, thanking him.

The parts of my letter from Jo that I can share…

— Johnnie_Rowling (@johnnie)

16. This Tumblr user wrote a post telling Taylor Swift she’d be at The Grammys, and Taylor tracked her down to meet her at the show.

17. This fan ran into Justin Bieber at the Apple store, and he ended up buying her and a friend their very own iPhones at the store.


— LaliBeliebsDemi (@Lali â™›)

18. This Breaking Bad fan was diagnosed with cancer, and his ultimate wish was to meet Bryan Cranston. After a #BreakingBrad campaign was started, Bryan ended up meeting him over Skype, and sending an ice cream truck to his neighborhood after the call.


19. When Harry Styles found out that Directioner Brianna was sick with cancer, he sent her a personalized video, telling her that she’s brave.

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Nothing like a few beautiful random acts of kindness to restore your faith in celebrities .

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How “Hit List” Became A Real-Life Musical

1. Many of Smash’s core cast and creative team are involved with Hit List.

In a moment of meta entertainment, Smash alumni Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, and Andy Mientus are reviving their characters from Hit List, the musical featured in Season 2 of the late NBC musical drama, for the stage. (Carrie Manolakos is taking over for Katherine McPhee in that order of operations.) The actors are leading a cast for three performances of Hit List at New York City’s 54 Below, a so-called cabaret club for Broadway lovers. The show includes a brief book, penned by one of Smash’s writers, Julia Brownell, and overseen by Smash Season 2 showrunner Josh Safran, who’s also at the helm of the production. Hit List isn’t a full-on play (yet), but it’s definitely more than just a concert.

Below, Safran, Jordan, Mientus, and Jennifer Ashley Tepper, the director of programming at 54 Below, open up about how Hit List went from a Broadway show within a show about Broadway to being realized for the stage.

2. You can thank Twitter for the live Hit List performances.

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Smash Season 2 showrunner Josh Safran and 54 Below director of programming Jennifer Tepper in a selfie taken for BuzzFeed.

Safran and Tepper solidified their long-brewing friendship over some @ replies.

Tepper, who had collaborated often with Smash Season 2 songwriter Joe Iconis and produced his live shows at 54 Below and other venues, loved and live-tweeted the second season of Smash. “In one episode, they used [Iconis’ song] ‘Broadway, Here I Come,’ and I tweeted, ‘Thank you Josh Safran for “Broadway Here I Come” #iloveyou #idontknowyou’ and he tweeted back at me, ‘Coffee?’ — so this kind of started on Twitter,” she explained.

Once Season 2 was under way, the pair continued to daydream about putting on a production of Hit List. And just hours before Smash was canceled, Tepper remembered, Safran “did this amazing article where he detailed the plot of what Hit List would have been. It kind of had an aside of, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could do it in concert?’ and that was it!”

3. The shows are a concert version of Smash’s downtown musical — similar to how it’d happen in the real theater world.

“What’s great is that Hit List is meant to represent this world of the young, up-and-coming, struggling musical,” said Mientus. “The way a lot of writers get their voice in the city is through concerts at venues like 54 Below, which are really slapdash and guerrilla style. So this is really pretty authentic. This is the way Hit List would have absolutely been done.”

Added Jordan about the preparation, “It’s just a little bit of rehearsal, probably more than we had for the TV show, but much less than we would have for a show on Broadway.”

4. The live show’s song list includes an additional handful of songs that weren’t on Smash.

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“There were a couple of dates that were in play, so we didn’t know if this would be soon, middle or long. This is the middle version,” Safran said of how Hit List went from daydream to real production. “It was going to be in November initially. In the meantime, we reached out to Julia Brownell to write the book. There were always songs that I knew I wanted to put in the show. There’s a song called ‘Haddonfield’ and I always knew if the show had continued, we would have used ‘Calling Out My Name.’ [Watch a clip above.] While Julie wrote the book, I put together all of the songs I wished were in the show.

We sort of let that dictate the process. Luckily Jeremy, Krysta, and Andy were free this time. Kat [McPhee] was not, but Carrie was, and since she sang the demo, she was familiar with the music.

It’s going to be like a stage reading, basically. There might be a little movement, but no one can fly from the ceiling here and air canons can’t shoot glitter out. I think we just felt this was for the fans. I don’t think anyone is going to be live-snarking the show from a booth. Why pay those prices and come to do that?”

5. The future of Hit List beyond these three performances is uncertain.

Carrie Manolakos and Jeremy Jordan

Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez


“It would be fun to do it full-out with a fully realized production and story attached to it, give it a limited run and see how it fares,” Jordan said. “But I would only do it if all these people were involved. That’s what made it so exciting and so fun in the first place.”

Tepper said the shows have “a waiting list of hundreds,” but the actors’ scheduling made it impossible to add more shows to the current run. “It was lightning in a bottle,” Safran added. “I don’t know if we’d be able to get everybody back together again. We’ll see!”

In reflecting on all the struggles that came along with Smash, Safran said, “I will admit, and I’m obviously partially responsible for this, but I do feel sad that there probably will not be a show about Broadway on television for a long time. Because when you reach this far and fail this big, it won’t happen. So, for people out there who are interested in musical theater — the ones who did watch the show because they wanted to be a part of it or they wanted to get to Broadway — the idea that it can still continue on some level, even in an underground space in a club somewhere, is the idea that it’s not gone.”

6. But in the meantime, Safran has some advice for anyone daring enough to take on a Broadway-inspired TV show.

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Jordan and Manolakos perform “Rewrite This Story” / Via

When asked what he’d say to someone who was going to take on the endeavor of doing another TV show about life in the theater, Safran paused, asked for a minute, and then concisely responded, “Limit the amount of voices, both outside and inside your head.”

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