People are revealing their 'nice allegations' against A-listers and it will warm your heart
Given the number of horrifying harassment and sexual assault revelations being made on a daily basis in recent weeks it's hard to feel anything other than oppressed.
However, some people are tempering the prevailing sadness with some positivity by tweeting about their positive experiences with famous people.
The barrage of beautiful tales comes after a request from @BAKOOONN last week which asked, "if anyone has any nice allegations against a celebrity that would be great too. does a famous actor give good christmas presents. does lady comedian alwyays [sic] smoke people out".
The resulting stories come from fellow famous people, journalists, and regular members of the public and they range from the banal but sweet to the heartwarmingly beautiful.
There's Gabriel Byrne babysitting, Eva Green helping a journalist out when he has a panic attack during an interview, and Chris Martin being something of a superman. And of course there's a Tom Hanks story in there too.
Read and restore your faith in humanity...
I worked with Kathy Bates this year, who is a wiseass. At one point while I was reading my script she tapped me on the shoulder. “Get your face out of that and watch me work, you might learn something.” Then walked away. KILLED me. Kathy Bates!! Queen.— Matt Braunger (@Braunger) November 11, 2017
In 2006 I had a brutal anxiety attack 2 minutes into interview with Eva Green. She fetched me a glass of water, took my question notes and proceeded to first read, then answer them one by one into my tape recorder using two different voices.— Roman Volobuev (@romanvolobuev) November 13, 2017
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman let me stay with them when my mom was in the hospital for cancer surgeries— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 10, 2017
There’s a scheme for getting teens hiking outdoors in the Uk called Duke of Edinburgh. My friend was on it, it started raining hard. 5 miles from checkpoint. A land rover driver picked them up and dropped them round the corner. It was Pete Postlethwaite— Paul Savage (@comedysavage) November 10, 2017
Gabriel Byrne was an excellent baby wrangler with bonus points for helpfully explaining to a bunch of New Yorkers how to pronounce my son’s Irish name.— Sarah Hughes (@sarahjphughes) November 10, 2017
I once hit Mike Myers with a door and he apologized to me.— Walt Williams (@waltdwilliams) November 10, 2017
David Tennant not only graciously accepted an academic paper from a random fan in the Richard II stage door line but actually read it and sent me an appreciative note about it— the cold genius (@angevin2) November 9, 2017
Jack Black once listened very empathetically to girl troubles I was having when I was 18 and gave me solid, mature advice on leaving things be. I didn't realize it was him until someone told me.— Lev Novak (@LevNovak) November 9, 2017
Secondhand, but Tom Hanks was apparently very friendly and enthusiastic about humoring my Dad's interest in kaleidoscopes.— Lev Novak (@LevNovak) November 9, 2017
One time I tweeted @SarahKSilverman about being too broke to go to her show and was reading her book instead- she DMd me that she put me on the list for the show. My future wife and went to that show togeather. I hope she knows how much that meant to me, I cried with joy.— impatient mac&cheese (@ESL_teach) November 11, 2017
Chris Martin of Coldplay visits kids hospitals in every country he goes on tour with his band to. He spends hours talking to the kids, singing them songs, giving them presents and cheering them up. He's never spoken about it and we only know from social media posts from patients pic.twitter.com/t1MaMBys7h— Shruthi 🍓 #20YearsOfColdplay (@42dontEverLetGo) November 10, 2017
I was crying quietly to myself after my Mom died in a cafe, Robin Williams noticed me and paid my check. He whispered things usually get better.— catherine (@pantone7605) November 11, 2017
robin williams was the nicest, most compassionate celebrity I ever had the pleasure of knowing in person. personally saw him threaten to beat the hell out of some rando harassing a homeless person in the ocean district six or so years ago— fart noise aficionado (@caylenb) November 9, 2017
Doc Strange (Cumberbatch) visited the hospice my cousin worked at. It was right by where he was filming. She told him they try to spend extra time with people who don’t get visitors. He ended up spending all his breaks visiting those people and continued to after they wrapped.— KaylieMars (@Anny8914) November 10, 2017
i was an extra in a movie with Michael Keaton. He played frisbee with us, took pictures, and signed my friend's Batman DVD— Steve al-Beani (@McLeemz) November 9, 2017
I was 11/12 yrs old flying alone from LA to Miami. I was sitting next to @MatthewPerry ! I was SO NERVOUS I only stared out the window. He tapped me on the shoulder and started talking to me and telling jokes. HE WAS SO NICE to everyone and SO FUNNY! I’ll never forget that💜— Melissa (@MelissaOHaayley) November 11, 2017
Amy Adams is the nicest human being in the world. I told her I was a linguist & loved @arrivalmovie she literally stood up from her seat and THANKED ME for just being who I am. I think I fell in love with her (and/or cried) right then.— M. Ella (@incredimella) November 10, 2017
Ian McKellen was once late to an interview with my mother and he entered the room on his knees to beg her for forgiveness— marisa buxbaum (@blackanorak) November 11, 2017
So here's one @RealGDT to the Perl @perlmutations once asked "Bro there is young man named Zachary who's Make a Wish is to meet Hellboy" PERL "absolutely no problem I'll go meet him". GDT says "No bro he wants to meet Hellboy not Ron Perlman! 4 hours Later in a make up chair!😈 pic.twitter.com/Dd71Uohe2B— David Hunter ⛳ (@hollywuuud) November 11, 2017
Also my all-time favorite celebrity encounter story is Matthew McConaughey borrowing a sweatshirt to avoid getting kicked out of Whole Foods and then returning it two years later pic.twitter.com/AowVq2QpM0— Vince Mancini (@Filmdrunk) November 10, 2017