People Are Pointing Out Celebrities Who Actually Seem Like Genuine Human Beings, And It's Heartwarming (2024)

    Y'all already know Keanu Reeves is on here.

    by Morgan SlossBuzzFeed Staff

    Recently, Reddit user u/Thedarthlord895 posed the question, "What celebrity do you suspect is an all-around good person?"

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    And there were so many great answers! Here are some of the top-voted responses:

    1. Tom Hiddleston

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    "I met him a few years ago at a convention. He was very kind to everyone and a perfect gentleman. I tried to thank him for the things he's said in interviews that inspired me to get back into writing, and he kind of demurred and said he was only repeating good advice he'd been given himself. But at the end, as I was leaving, he called out my name, and when I turned around, he looked me in my eyes and said, 'Keep writing.'"

    u/geminiloveca

    "A friend of mine worked as his assistant while he was in a play on Broadway a few years back. She said he was such a caring and considerate guy. They threw a birthday party for his dog."

    u/whiteboy623

    2. Keanu Reeves

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    "I definitely feel Keanu Reeves is a very wholesome person to be around. Seeing all the stuff he's done for other people and for charity is amazing. I've never heard a bad thing spoken about him."

    u/MinuteSpecial_8242

    3. Emma Watson

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    "Feminist, activist, leaves books for other people to read, and charitable. Basically checks all boxes."

    u/Wonder_The_Dragon

    4. Shaquille O'Neal

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    "I’ve heard great stories of him going into stores and buying items that customers were going to pay for with his own card. I think he’s bought several engagement rings for grooms-to-be."

    u/MadisonMom

    5. Ryan Reynolds

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    "He does a lot of donating to charities and doing good things for people. I love this man so much. He and Blake Lively are amazing."

    u/kitties5ever

    6. Sir Ian McKellen

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    "He radiates grandfatherly vibes."

    u/Bigboi4216

    "A theater tech friend of mine toured with him and Sir Patrick Stewart on Waiting for Godot. Usually the 'talent' doesn't really mingle with the lowly backstage technicians, but my friend was a real favorite on the crew. Everyone knew he was a comic book nerd, so on his birthday, they brought out a Wolverine birthday cake and all sang 'Happy Birthday.' Then Sir Ian and Sir Patrick performed a scene as Magneto and Professor X for him and made his year."

    u/peanutismint

    7. Kelly Marie Tran

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    8. Rupert Grint

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    "Apparently, he would drive around in an ice cream truck and give out ice cream to kids. If you ask me, that’s quite nice."

    u/boat_ghost420

    "I got to meet him and get a picture with him at a convention one time, and he is the NICEST guy! The convention staff was trying to get us to rush, take the picture, and then move on, but he kept telling them to slow down so he could at least say hi, ask for our names, and ask how we were all doing. He was just overall really respectful and treated us all like actual people. Best experience with a celebrity at a con I've had in a long time."

    u/D1SNERD

    9. Hugh Jackman

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    "I remember that a few years back, on a similar thread, someone recalled seeing Hugh Jackman in a restaurant. They made eye contact, and the OP visibly had an expression that he recognized him, but he didn't go up to him and bug him, just went to his table with his girlfriend. After Hugh finished his meal, he went over to them, thanked them for their discretion, and spent a few minutes shooting the sh*t with them. That anecdote stuck with me!"

    u/translator4squirrels

    "I bet he would help you move like it was no big deal."

    u/chdeal713

    10. Dolly Parton

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    "My son receives a book every month, free of charge, from her book foundation and has for years. It's a fantastic idea, and my son and my young daughter love the books."

    u/Silvertain

    "Dolly Parton is a big part of the reason the Moderna vaccine was a viable thing financially, due to a sizable donation from her. Read a thing once saying that — while she’s a millionaire — the only reason she isn't a billionaire is because she gives so much of her money away."

    u/aegeaorgnqergerh

    11. Benedict Wong

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    "I bumped into Benedict Wong at Comic Con a few years ago, and he honestly seemed like the happiest person on Earth. He pointed at me and said, 'YOU LIKE MARVEL MOVIES? I’M IN THEM!' then threw his head back and laughed."

    u/Jaws_V_The_Return

    12. Zendaya

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    "Zendayaseems like a humble and good person."

    u/riversrunningdeep

    13. Paul Rudd

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    "Nicest celeb I’ve ever worked with. Treats every crew member with respect."

    u/MahBeard

    "I also worked with him on a press circuit. Super-nice dude."

    u/spacembracers

    14. Viggo Mortensen

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    "I watched a video about a guy trying to listen to all the Buckethead albums, but he got stuck on trying to find some of the collabs he did with ViggoMortensen. He sent Viggo's agent an email explaining his project and asking if they knew where he could get the missing albums. Viggo ended up sending them all to him for free, as well as a letter thanking him for having an interest in his music."

    u/thorpie88

    15. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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    "Literally the nicest celebrity. Always has time for fans, always big-ups everyone he works with rather than taking credit himself, and buys cars for people around him who struggle to make ends meet. Just an all-around nice, genuine guy. His Insta is full of heartwarming posts!"

    u/Enyjh3

    16. Steve Buscemi

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    "I love that, in the aftermath of 9/11, he reported to his old firehouse and went straight to work. A truly good guy who’s so often overlooked."

    u/The_Curvy_Unicorn

    "He also went out of his way not to make a bid deal out of it, which speaks volumes. This wasn't about image; he was just doing a good thing because it was a good thing to do."

    u/Etterra

    17. Lady Gaga

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    "I’m not a fan of her music, but this woman actively created a community for LGBTQ people when it was still considered taboo. She’s reportedly so kind to her fans."

    u/jjlaylah

    18. Tyler Perry

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    "One time, everyone's grocery bills were paid by him at 44 Kroger stores in Atlanta."

    u/Reallybigmonkey1

    19. Anthony Hopkins

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    "He plays piano for his cat. That’s got to score a few points."

    u/Inner-Possible5533

    20. JoJo Siwa

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    "I’m so glad she’s there as a positive role model for young girls at a time when there’s so much pressure for young girls to look and dress older."

    u/_kaetee

    21. Danny Trejo

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    "A friend of mine was working an event and ended up running into him. He was extremely patient and kind and really fun to talk to."

    u/comradegayskull

    "I worked on an overnight shoot with Danny Trejo on a low-budget independent film. It was going on 14 hours, and they just gave us McDonald's as our second meal. Everyone was not in the best mood, and then I saw Danny sitting there with a huge smile on his face. I asked him, 'And why are you so happy?' He replied, 'I have friends who have to wake up in an hour to mix cement all day, and I get to make movies with you guys.' It was the morale boost we needed."

    u/Modestpioneer

    22. Elijah Wood

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    "A close friend used to lived in the LA area and ran into him several times. My friend said he was very funny and a really nice person."

    u/mmm_nope

    23. Kid Cudi

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    "That man is just wonderful."

    u/27jm

    24. Betty White

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    "A national treasure. I want to steal Betty White."

    u/alberthere

    25. David Tennant

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    "Just seems like such a sweetheart."

    u/secretaryofboredom

    26. Gabriel Iglesias (aka Fluffy)

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    "My dad met him at a show one time. Fluffy went and talked to his group for a while, and my dad said he's one of the most humble and kindest people he's ever met. Oh, and of course very funny."

    u/yungcatto

    27. Bill Murray

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    "I’ve read Bill Murray likes to sneak up and photobomb people when they’re taking selfies. How cool would that be?!"

    u/vandalia

    28. Rihanna

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    "I feel like she genuinely cares. I love that she makes sexy clothes for big girls while not being a big girl herself."

    u/ProtocolPro22

    29. Chris Evans

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    "Chris Evans seems like a great person."

    u/xoerinn29

    30. Margot Robbie

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    "I've seen lots of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of her. She seems like such a genuinely nice person."

    u/OwenA113

    "I actually adore her! I've no idea why, she just seems to have such good energy around her."

    u/NOMOW12

    31. Tom Hanks

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    "I know people always say Tom Hanks is nice, but an industry friend of mine who travels in his circles once told me, 'However kind, however smart, however funny you’ve heard he is, he’s 10 times as much.' I always thought that was so lovely."

    u/peanutismint

    32. Anthony Mackie

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    "Anthony Mackie always seems like a genuinely nice dude."

    u/tigervegas

    33. And Finally: Sir David Attenborough

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    "I genuinely think he's the most loved man in the English-speaking world."

    u/wonderbrawl

    "He is humanity’s grandpa."

    u/CoryBlk

    Which celebrities do you think are genuinely good people? LMK in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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