Giving back. Celebrities may be beloved by people around the world, but it’s not a one-sided relationship. Stars like Taylor Swift, Nicki MinajAnd Keith UrbanThey love their fans back and go out of the way to show their appreciation by doing acts of kindness.
For some, like DrakeAnd Katy PerryThat means they get to spend time with their admirers. Others help in creative ways. J.K. RowlingShe signed for an incredibly personal tattoo. Thor’s Chris HemsworthA fan traveling to his destination was given a lift.
In 2021, single mom Angelia CantrellAfter losing her husband to COVID-19, she set up a GoFundMe page asking for assistance. As she continued her pleas, Kim KardashianThe cause was quietly supported by a donation of $3,000
“When I saw the donation, I literally fell to the floor in tears. I shared my GoFundMe Link with several celebrities, Supernatural TV stars Alaina HuffmanAnd Lisa Berry who donated as well, just simply asking them to share,” Cantrell told Entertainment Tonight at the time. “I never dreamed that celebrities would take notice of our story, let alone donate. … Words cannot describe how blessed and thankful we are. This, by far, has been one of the biggest miracles God has given.”
Cantrell further discussed the Skims mogul’s generosity: “During this difficult time in my life, I prayed daily and continuously kept my faith throughout. I had hours to gather the money and pay the landlord to avoid eviction when I received the donation. It is hard to express how grateful we are. This, by far, has been one of the biggest miracles God has given.”
The inauguration was less than a year ago. Keeping up with the Kardashians alum announced via social media that she wanted to “spread the love” by sending 1,000 fans $500 in December 2021. She wanted to help those who were “struggling, worried about how they’re going pay rent” or “put food on the table” amid the holiday season.
KKW Beauty founder KKW Beauty is not the only celebrity to give back. Shaquille O’Neal once paid for a young man’s engagement ring for his bride-to-be after they met in a jewelry store.
“Whenever I leave the house, I just try to do a good deed,” the professional athlete revealed during an April 2021 episode of NBA on TNT. “I’m just trying to make people smile, that’s all.”
Scroll through for more stars who have taken the time to say ‘thank you’ to the ones who made them famous.