The Daily Mail published an article and I read the comments...I know! I know! I was thinking how miserable people are nowadays. Not just in the extreme right but also in the extreme left. People just tend to distrust of everything that people who aren’t like them or don’t think like them do. There was this comment by someone saying he was just “pretending to care for other people” and that he was there just because the selfies. Anyone who follow his career knows it’s not truth and that a lot of the charity work he does is actually behind the scenes. Thanks to leaks we have knew about it: he visiting kids in hospitals, the old patients in that hospice, donating items to a young actor for his training, etc. Naomi from Cumberbatchweb once admitted she receives a lot of thanks notes by charities that think she is him and mention events and actions that were not public.
Then I saw this comment...
Might not agree with his politics but he does a lot of charity work, especially involving local kids. Shouldn't be poo-pooed for that, even if ypu don't like him personally. Does much more than most other celebs and not all in the spotlight. This kind of media exposure highlights the work of the charity and is positive promotion.
It’s so rare but it’s nice to see someone from another “tribe” admits something good about “the enemy”! But DON’T read the others they are all awful and yes, they are still angry with him for the refugees speech!
I saw that comment too Sgev and thought much along the same lines as you. It was very refreshing to see it.
The rest of the comments though... rather repetitive, unoriginal and/or semi-literate at best. Not the sort of things you want to read too much of if you still want to have any hope for the future of humanity.
But back to more pleasant thoughts - I think it is wonderful that BC does things such as this. He seems to be genuinely enjoying himself, interacting with the children at this event. And I have no doubt he is far more generous and supportive towards all sorts of charities and others, than ever gets publicly noticed. There are just too many stories that have eventually surfaced of his largesse or his kindness of spirit to be discounted as a rare “one off” or an anomaly. I think being beneficent is engrained in his nature.
"You're going into the water... short-arse!" - Sherlock