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Christian Acts of Kindness are Taking over Hollywood!

It seems as though true Christian acts of kindness are taking over Hollywood.

Just recently I wrote about Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis accepting invitations from marines to attend balls and how those acceptances were fantastic ways to give back.

Another way is through an act of kindness. A great example occurred this month in Philadelphia during the filming of “The Silver Linings Playbook.” Actor Bradley Cooper gave a homeless person the coat off his back. Not only was it a designer coat, but also it was a gift from friend and fellow actor Robert De Niro.

That’s not the whole story, though. Cooper also spent thousands of dollars on coats and warm clothing for other homeless people and personally handed out the items.

The best thing about this is that Cooper saw the need himself and took matters into his own hands. He arranged for his assistant to purchase what was needed and then personally made sure that the homeless people received them. He’s blessed with Hollywood success, yet his instinct to give back was second nature.

Cooper has been dubbed a “Good Samaritan” for his deeds, but his act of kindness is reflective of a growing trend among Hollywood celebrities.

In September, actor Robert Pattinson bought a new guitar for a homeless musician in LA. Earlier this month, country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were part of 500 volunteers building homes in Haiti with Habitat for Humanity. They helped build 100 houses for families displaced by the 2010 earthquake.

Around Thanksgiving and Christmas, we see many acts of kindness, such as news stories of strangers handing out gift cards or money to homeless people or random passersby. These stories should inspire us all as Christians to offer up our own acts of kindness.

If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? (James 2:15-16)

Do you or your families do anything to give to the unfortunate during the holiday season? Have you ever personally received a true act of kindness from someone? What was the act and how did it make you feel?

*Note from Nicole- Me and my husband Eric donated enough money to feed 20+ people at the Ventura County Rescue Mission this year near our house. It’s a Christian-based mission that supports homeless and poor people trying to transition back into the work force. I cleaned out my closet too and we donated about 200 pieces of clothing to their thrift shop so hopefully a girl who gets my clothes will feel confident to go out on an interview to get a job! 🙂 You never know what simple act of kindness can do for someone else, It can totally transform their world! I will do an article very soon about different ideas you can give back for the holiday season! I love you all!

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by luvJesusInHeavn on December 2, 2011 at 20:18

    Isn’t this the love of God showing through? Love it! I want to help too! :DDD

  2. cr4zymodesty

    Posted by cr4zymodesty on November 27, 2011 at 11:00

    It’s nice to FINALLY see some good stuff about celebs. 🙂 They’re using the money and power they have as famous people to give to others who are needy. Sweet!!!

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Countrygirl212 on November 26, 2011 at 17:11

    Ive been given a large basket full of food from my school in years past. And ive been given money to eat on when i had none. Ive given to food pantries and im happy to know that im making a difference, no matter how big or small in someones life.

  4. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 26, 2011 at 17:03

    Love it! We have a toy drive at our church every year.

  5. Posted by on November 26, 2011 at 10:18

    Cooper has been dubbed a “Good Samaritan” for his deeds.Bravo. We can all find ways to be a good Samaritan. We can be patient with elderly relatives, helpful to family members and respectful toward classmates and co-workers. I volunteered at the VC Lighthouse’s Thanksgiving Brunch and there was left-over meals and more volunteers than homeless. Amazing. It was a joy to work with others as we served the bums and homeless.

  6. Posted by on November 26, 2011 at 06:12

    My parents are missionaries, so we all live off other people’s support and donations. When we moved back from where we were overseas, many people from a church we knew helped us by donating furniture and money to buy stuff we needed. It was kind of overwhelming but very moving too. We even got too much of some things- one lady donated a big box of Christmas tree ornaments and then we donated some of those to a thrift shop!

  7. bearcrab

    Posted by bearcrab on November 25, 2011 at 19:52

    i really happy to see this going on in hollywood and society…this website has really made me happy im only 13 and i cant do much cause im the only one in my house that goes to church this website is better for me to get on than facebook!!! thank you it has helped me alot

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on November 30, 2011 at 12:22

      You are so welcome. But remember that even a 13 year old can spread joy with a smile or a helping hand.

  8. Posted by on November 25, 2011 at 19:21

    SO awesome! That story about Bradley Cooper was soooo sweet. It can feel like sometimes the only thing celebrities ever make news for is for bad behavior, so it’s wonderful to hear something GOOD!

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by RachelMarie on November 25, 2011 at 17:18

    And that’s a great reminder to clean out my closet, which i’ve been meaning to do for months. I would love to go to Haiti or somewhere on a mission trip, I think that would be so cool!

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by RachelMarie on November 25, 2011 at 17:09

    I know Kim K. isn’t the best role model, but she did spend her Thanksgiving volunteering with the LA Mission to give meals to the homeless, along with other stars