When celebrities start a charitable foundation or champion a cause, it gets plastered all over the news. But some celebrities actually perform random acts of kindness and don’t want any credit for it. Here are some great instances of secret celebrity generosity:
The “Hunger Games” star has made a habit out of secret Santa visits. For several years now she has taken time on Christmas Eve to visit the patients at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville Kentucky. While photos of the visits circulate on social media after the fact, the visits themselves are unadvertised and not open to the media.
This character actor has made a name for himself being “that guy” in movies like “Fargo” and “Armageddon.” But back in the 1980s, before he was an actor, Steve Buscemi was firefighter in New York City. And on September 11, 2001, Buscemi quietly, without fanfare, reported back for duty at his old station. So many firefighters had been lost in the attacks that he figured they could use all the skilled help they could get, and he was right — and only a few photographs of him in action let the world know what he did.