Some celebrities feel like they owe everything to their fans, which is why so many of them want to give back and find ways to show their appreciation. Whether it’s answering a direct message on social media or showing up to be someone’s date for the night, there are few things that some celebrities won’t do in order to give back to their fans. See the length that these celebrities went to just to show their appreciation for their fans. Seeing how thankful these fans were in return is an added bonus.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Helped Out A Fan Suffering From Depression
While preparing for one of theTerminator films, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a picture of himself working out during a Reddit AMA. This inspired one Reddit user named Ali to comment, ” I know this is pandering but, I’ve been depressed for months and haven’t hit the gym in that time. Mr. Schwarzenegger, can you please tell me to get off my lazy [expletive] and get to the gym? I swear to everything I hold dear that I will snap out of it and go.”
Amazingly, Schwarzenegger responded with kind words of encouragement saying, “I’m not going to be that hard on you. Please don’t be that hard on yourself […] One step at a time but don’t beat yourself up.” Not only did Schwarzenegger help Ali, but likely others who read the thread and were dealing with similar feelings.
Martin Garrix Didn’t Want His Fan To Miss The Show So He Bought Him a Plane Ticket
When a fan bought his ticket to see DJ Martin Garrix in Amsterdam, he realized that he might not be able to go because of the price of plane tickets. So, he reached out to Garrix and told him the situation. Garrix responded by happily buying him a plane ticket for the way back.
The fan, Chris McPhadden, says, “I bought the tickets when they first went on sale because I was afraid they would sell out. But I went to Sziget in Budapest in August and traveled America in September, and the flights had gone up 300 euros, and I couldn’t afford them anymore, so I chanced my luck with Martin.”
Zac Efron Helped Out An Overly Excited Fan After He Broke His Phone
When an excited fan broke his phone while trying to take a picture of Zac Efron, Efron was there to help him out. On Instagram, the High School Musical star posted a photo of him with his fan and his broken phone.
He captioned the image saying “This is what I love about my fans – when they get excited, but @dopekid_23 actually smashed his phone while chasing me for a snapchat – that’s dedication so I’ma hook you up with a new phone my brother! To all my fans out there holdin’ it down – love and respect. And be careful with your phones.” We wonder if people are going around breaking their phones in front of Efron now…
Eminem Visited A Terminally Ill Fan
A few years back, an Eminem-obsessed fan was unfortunately diagnosed with a terminal illness and given just a short amount of time to live. In an attempt to fulfill his lifelong dream of meeting Eminem, his family and friends took to Twitter and started the hashtag #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem.
While Eminem could have made a big deal out of the situation in order to improve his image, instead, he went to meet the fan quietly. He visited his house in Michigan and spent two hours with him just hanging out and spending quality time with him.
Cody Simpson Gave A Fan Wild Night Out
Singer Cody Simpson turned one fan’s dream into a reality. Victoria was sick with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and requested to meet Cody Simpson through Make-A-Wish foundation. Approaching Valentine’s day, Simpson went above-and-beyond when he showed up to meet Victoria.
Not only did Simpson meet Victoria, he took her to one of his concerts, showered her with presents, and spent some serious one-on-one time backstage. As if that wasn’t enough, towards the end of his show, he brought her out on stage and sang the song “Angel” to her directly. Victoria definitely got the full experience with Cody Simpson.
Harry Styles Sent His Love To a Sick Fan
When a sick young girl named Campbell Hoyt announced that he wanted to meet Harry Styles, people on Twitter helped to bring it to Harry Styles attention. Before ever meeting him, Harry took to Twitter and wrote “Campbell Hoyt, I am thinking of you and sending you all of the love in the world. That’s a lot of love. H.”
On top of that, Harry also invited her and her family to come see one of his shows. However, Harry made sure to visit Campbell at her home so they could hang out alone before his show.
Lady Gaga Keeps Her Fans From Going Hungry
Lady Gaga refers to her fans as “Little Monsters,” and has always shown appreciation for them and all of their support. In order to remind them how much she cares, she’s always active on social media, responding to fans and acting like a friend rather than a celebrity.
On one occasion, in 2009, a group of “Little Monsters” were camped out in front of Best Buy in anticipation for the release her next album, Fame Monster. To show her appreciation, Lady Gaga spent $1,000 on pizza so that her fans didn’t go hungry while waiting.
Ellen Page Loves Her Fan’s Pets
Actress Ellen Page loves getting to know her fans on social media, and she likes getting to know her fan’s pets even more! Page is known for being very active on Twitter and likes helping name her fan’s pets. All you have to do is send a picture to her and she often replies with a few suggestions.
However, this isn’t all she does on Twitter, she’s well-known to try and answer any of her fans questions, or just have a friendly conversation. So, if you send her a Tweet, you might hear back from her.
Tom Hanks Is As Good As They Come
On an average day in New York, a local cab driver picked up Tom Hanks without noticing who he was. Eventually, he came to the realization and the two had a nice conversation during their drive together. Hanks even gave the driver the nickname “Mr. Ferrari,” because of his hat and occupation.
After the driver dropped off Hanks, the two said their goodbyes and went on their way. Then, one day, the driver received a text message from a number of a previous passenger. It was from Tom Hanks inviting him to visit him backstage and see his play Lucky Guy.
Beyonce Tracked Down Some Fans To Work With Them
Before they became famous, Laurent and Larry Bourgeois or the Les Twins released a video of them on YouTube dancing to a Beyonce song. Beyonce was beyond impressed and made it her mission to track the two boys down in order to work with them.
The three of them eventually did work together, showing the lengths Beyonce is willing to go to meet and help inspire her fans. This isn’t unusual, as Beyonce is frequently making special appearances at karaoke clubs or going out of her way to meet her fans.
Rihanna Gives Relationship Advice Sometimes
Sometimes, when you reach out to celebrities, they’ll reply and even give you some words of inspiration. This was the case for one girl that direct messaged Rihanna saying “Hey Robs….how did you get over your first breakup?…I’ve been struggling.”
After a few hours, Rihanna replied saying “Just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself! Cry if you have to, but it won’t be forever! You’ll find love again, and it will be even more beautiful! In the meantime enjoy all that YOU are!!!” Must be nice to have Rihanna sending you comforting words!
Miley Cyrus Flew Gave One of Her Fans a Job
Miley Cyrus is not afraid to use her voice to speak on political issues such as immigration, Planned Parenthood, or LGBTQ rights. She doesn’t just care about her fans but for all people and has even donated half a million dollars to AIDS research at the amfAR LA Inspiration Gala. Of course, she shows some love to her fans too.
In one instance, she told Jimmy Kimmel that she was so impressed with a fan’s social media skills and knowledge of the industry that she flew her out to live with her mom and work with her for an entire summer.
Bon Jovi Surprised a Fan At Her Wedding Day
Back in 2016, Bon Jovi fan Branka Delic planned to have her wedding in Las Vegas around the same time that Bon Jovi would be there for his Because We Can tour. In the days before her wedding, Delic started a petition and messaged him, pleading him to come to her wedding.
Unbelievably, he showed up and even walked her down the aisle. Apparently, he likes surprising his fans and will wear disguises, only to reveal himself to be the rock legend, Bon Jovi. He also took a long-time fan that was battling stage four cancer of out to a private dinner and hung out with her family for hours afterward.
Amy Schumer Was Generous With Her Tip
Back in 2015, comedian Amy Schumer was enjoying a meal when she decided to help her server out a little bit. After connecting with her server, she decided to give her a $500 tip, over 1,000 percent more than her actual bill. Schumer ordered a cup of soup and a few appetizers.
Amy said that she shared an “engaging and animated” conversation with the server who was describing what it was like to work two jobs and pay your way through school. Amy remembered what it was like to not have much, so she decided to help the server out.
Chris Pratt Showed A Special Screening Of His Movie
It’s no secret that Chris Pratt is adored by his fans, and for good reason. He loves interacting with his fans and is always willing to stop and say hi. If you already didn’t like him enough, in 2014, he visited a children’s hospital where he dressed up as his character fromGuardians of the Galaxy and held a screening for the kids and their families.
After the movie, he spent three hours handing out toys to kids and some spent some extra time with a kid known as “Lego Kid” who recognized his voice from The Lego Movie.
Mila Kunis Went Out On A Date With A Fan
In 2011, Sgt. Scott Moore was thousands of miles away during a deployment in Afghanistan. There, he created a YouTube account and sent a video to Mila Kunis, asking if she would accompany him as his date for the Marine Corps Ball.
Luckily for Sgt. Moore, Kunis responded and agreed, and the two went together to the ball in Greenville, North Carolina. It sounds like Sgt. Moore had the last laugh when he showed up with Kunis on his arm at the ball. Surely, he was made fun of by his friends thinking that Kunis would agree to be his date.
Channing Tatum Made a Girl’s Dreams Come True
After being diagnosed with a stage-4 brain tumor, 18-year-old Alisa Finley had the opportunity to start making a few of her dreams a reality. Her first request was to be kissed by Channing Tatum. When Tatum heard about Alisa’s request, he had no problem making her dreams come true.
Although he didn’t fly out and give her a smooch, he sent her a video of him blowing a kiss to her. He and his wife then sang Pharrell Williams song “Happy” on camera while they were attending the 2014 Oscars. Not every girl can say that Channing Tatum blew them a kiss, we wonder if he’s had that request before?
Ed Sheeran Sang To A Fan In Her Final Moments
After teenager Triona Priestley’s cystic fibrosis worsened, her friends and family started a Twitter campaign to help her meet her idol, Ed Sheeran. Using the hashtag #SongForTri, Ed Sheeran took notice of the campaign and offered to give her a call. Sheeran’s management organized a phone call at a bittersweet time.
He ended up singing the song “Little Bird” to her as she was taking her last breaths. Ed came out to say that the whole situation was very touching and later went on Twitter to say, “Rest in peace Triona, so heartbreaking.”
Zach Galifiankis Turned a Homeless Woman Into A Star
Over 20 years ago, Zach Galifianakis, an aspiring young actor, met an eccentric old homeless woman named Marie “Mimi” Haist. While in a laundromat where Mimi lived at the time, she taught Galifianakis to do his laundry. Decades later, Galifianakis took an interest in the woman’s life story and along with director Yaniv Rokah, made a movie about her life starring himself and Renee Zellweger.
The proceeds from the film helped to get Mimi and apartment, furniture, an off the streets for good. He even took Mimi to the premiere of The Hangover III where she was Galifianakis’ date, getting her first taste of the life of a celebrity.
John Cena Has Made Over 500 Wishes Come True
Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, over the years, John Cena has been personally responsible for making over 500 wishes come true. Typically, he will take some of his fans to see him wrestle ringside.
Although he has made over 500 wishes come true, he still stays in contact with many of the families and kids. He says that it’s his duty to give back because of how lucky and grateful he is for all of the opportunities that he’s been given throughout his life. He adds that when it comes to helping make wishes comes true, he drops everything and makes it his top priority.