The celebrities dishing out pointless acts of kindness

Media captionMusician Stormzy donates £9,000 to a student’s crowdfunding page

Grime star Stomzy strike headlines progressing this week after an unexpected act of generosity.

When Oxford University tyro Fiona Asiedu set adult a crowdfunding debate to lift £12,000 to go to Harvard, a crony tweeted a star seeking him to assistance out.

His response? He affianced £9,000 a same day.

“It was usually surreal,” Asiedu said. “It was utterly a shock, we couldn’t trust it, I’m still utterly impressed by it.”

The crony tweeted him behind earnest to appreciate him by holding him to Nando’s – to that he replied: “Deal!”

Stormzy isn’t a usually celeb who has been striking a income to assistance fans recently. Here are some others doing their bit to give something back.

Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj launched a competition on Twitter progressing this month, earnest to fly a leader out from any nation in a universe to spend time with her in Las Vegas given “ya muva creates adequate money” to do so.

That gloat stirred one fan to ask: “Well we wanna compensate for my tuition?”

She did, as it incited out. Minaj replied: “Show me true A’s that we can determine w/ur propagandize and I’ll compensate it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?! Dead serious. Should we set it up?”

The star spent a rest of a day replying to around 30 vagrant tweets, earnest to compensate for fees, loans, debts and equipment, and asked fans to DM her their bank sum before earnest to “do some some-more in a month or two”.

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Chrissy Tiegen

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Last month, Mercedes Edney started a crowdfunding page to lift a $5,995 (£4,600) fees for a Academy of Nail Technology Esthetics.

When indication Chrissy Tiegen saw it, she motionless to present a remaining volume – $5,605 – and left a summary saying: “I’ve seen this be your passion for such a prolonged time now. So vehement to see we perform your dream!”

Mercedes after posted a design of her enrolment receipt, saying: “I have been great all night and we cried in a bureau this morning as we paid my downpayment for esthetician school. we haven’t been this happy in a really prolonged time.”

Taylor Swift

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Taylor is maybe a black of good deeds.

She’s been a angel godmother to large fans, either it’s profitable off tyro loans, sending them warn Christmas gifts (#Swiftmas), popping along to spousal showers or spending time meeting them.

The star’s free donations embody giving $50,000 (£38,400) to an 11-year-old lady who had to skip one of Swift’s concerts to bear leukaemia treatment, and another $5,000 (£3,840) to cover a wake costs of a fan who died in a automobile crash.

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And it’s not usually fans she helps – following a floods in Louisiana final year, she donated $1m (£768,000) to assistance service efforts.

George Michael

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George Michael was good famous for his work with vital charities – royalties from a series of his songs were donated to Ethiopian fast service efforts, as good as HIV and children’s charities.

But he also personally helped many others and in a days after his death, countless tales detailing a singer’s munificence came to light.

These enclosed giving £15,000 to a integrate for IVF diagnosis and £5,000 to a barmaid who was a tyro helper in debt.

It also emerged he had worked anonymously at a homeless shelter.

Sandra Bullock

A crowdfunding page set adult to assistance Svend Peterson, a 89-year-old long-time pool manager during a Beverly Hills Hotel, held a eye of Oscar leader Sandra Bullock final month.

She was overwhelmed by his story after conference he had become homeless and infrequently went 3 or 4 days but food.

The star donated $5,000 (£3,800) to a debate to assistance Svend find an apartment, withdrawal a message: “Everything is going to be OK!”

According to an updated GoFundMe page, Svend has now found a new home and has perceived adequate donations to compensate his lease for a year.

Colin Farrell

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While during a Toronto Film Festival in 2007, a Irish star done headlines after he took a homeless male on a $2,100 (£1,612) selling spree, shopping him garments and a sleeping bag.

He afterwards withdrew a cube of income and gave a man, named Stress, a income to assistance lease a room.

It incited out a span had met 3 years prior, when a actor beheld Stress outward a grill and a star had remembered him.

They’ve kept in hold given and Stress credits Colin with assisting to turn his life around.


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