Whether you’re rich or poor, it can mean all the world if someone just reaches out and helps you. One Hollywood celebrity discovered that through personal experience.
Richard Gere is one of those celebrities that will remain in the hearts and minds of Americans for countless years to come. Starring in legendary films like Chicago and Pretty Woman, he’s managed to win acclaim for just about every role he’s ever acted in.
But when he took the risk of playing as a homeless man in the gritty film Time Out Of Mind, he had a shocking revelation. The man who is easily worth $100 million, who once owned a $50-million home, was brought to tears when he realized how horrible some of our nation’s homeless really have it.
Gere was “getting into character” as he walked the streets of New York. As he was rifling through a trash can, a kindhearted woman walked up to him and offered him some food. The woman didn’t recognize the legendary actor; she only saw a homeless man in need of a helping hand.
When the filming process was finished, Gere, a changed man, posted about the unforgettable experience of walking the streets of New York as a homeless person. Here was a famous actor, a household name, and simply because he looked homeless, thousands of people overlooked his existence.
Scroll down to read Gere’s incredibly heartfelt message, and remember you can always help a fellow human in need. More than 3.5 million people experience homelessness in America ever year. See what you can do in your own community to help those who might just need a bit of help in a dark moment of their lives!
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