25 Of The Sweetest, Most Wholesome Celebrity Encounters That Will Warm Your Heart And Soul
We recently asked BuzzFeed Community members to share their most wholesome celebrity interactions. Here are the best and cutest responses:
1.The girl who had the sweetest, purest moment with Miley after a Hannah Montana concert.
“I met Miley Cyrus when Hannah Montana was just became a thing. She was opening for the Cheetah Girls and we had front row tickets. I was dancing as hard as a six-year-old could and after the show, when I went to meet her, she said, ‘I saw you dancing! You have great moves!’ She gave me a big hug. I’ll never forget it.” —madisonf45a837b70
2.The girl who received a compliment from none other than Michelle Obama.
“My sister used to work in downtown Chicago in a very important building that was used to hold business meetings. One day while she was walking under the Chicago loop during her lunch break, she met Michelle Obama, who told my sister she loved her dress!”
3.The time Tan France made the effort to find quality lighting for a fan photo.
“I was eating dinner at a restaurant in London. I look up and lo and behold, there’s Tan France. I asked him for a picture on his way out, and he took the picture himself because he wanted to find good lighting. I fucking love that guy!” —rumshasiddiqui
4.The mom who had a good experience as an extra in The Hunger Games thanks to Josh Hutcherson.
“My mom was an extra in the first two Hunger Games movies, which were filmed near my hometown. It was August and all the extras had to wear heavy sweaters. During a break, mom wandered away from the other extras to find some shade since it was 90 degrees outside. She saw a young man was showing his mother around the set and knew he worked on the movie, but didn’t know if he was a crew member or an actor. The young man jokingly commented to my mom, ‘Boy, I wish I’d thought to bring my sweater today!’ They chatted a bit until the break was over, and my mom remembers him being very polite and funny. Later, she saw a magazine cover and gasped. The polite young man who’d stopped to speak with her on set had been Josh Hutcherson.”
5.The girl who had an extremely lovely run-in with Andrew Garfield.
“Shortly after the hype of The Social Network, I happened to see Andrew Garfield hanging out on Broadway in New York City. He was talking to a few people and I wasn’t sure if it was him at first, but I decided to walk up and say something. I politely said hello and quietly suggested that he looks like Andrew Garfield while I was resisting the urge to scream about how amazing he was. He denied it, but then continued to have a conversation with me! He asked me about what I doing in the city, what I was studying in college, and about my frozen yogurt job. He was really genuine. I felt like I was holding him up, so I started to say bye when he asked me my name. After I told him, I realized he never told me his. That’s when he said, ‘It was nice to meet you. My name’s Andrew.’ To say I lost it on the inside would be an understatement. I asked if a picture was OK, and he said it was. Now I can forever live my life knowing I met one of the nicest and down to earth celebrities!” —thatssoemily
6.The time Tom Felton extended his meet-and-greet so no fan would leave unhappy.
“I was at a meet-and-greet to see Tom Felton (Draco from Harry Potter). The line was obscenely long! I got there five hours early and still was near the back of the line, and we were waiting outside in 100 degree weather. We were hot, tired, and craving some A/C. Tom was only supposed to be there for a limited amount of time, but when he found out a bunch of us had been waiting HOURS outside in the heat and weren’t going to get to see him, he said he’d stay. His three-hour meet and greet turned into almost SEVEN HOURS. By the time I got up to see him, he’d been there for nearly five hours. I thanked him for staying and he hugged me (I was super sweaty and gross) and said, ‘Of course, love. Let’s get that picture.’ Best night of my life. That’s when I became a fan of his forever.”
7.The girl who had a genuine moment with Taylor Swift after Taylor’s mom offered her the opportunity to come backstage.
“I got the chance to meet Taylor Swift because her mother saw me dancing and singing my heart out on the Reputation Stadium Tour. The moment I stepped into the room, Taylor gave me a big hug and told me I was so beautiful. She complimented me on everything — from my outfit to my nails. She thanked me for being a fan and when she saw that I had a knee brace on due to my connective tissue disorder, she asked about it and made sure that I was OK. She was sweet and genuine, and the entire time she made me feel like we were close friends.” —brittanyb4492c65a0
8.The time Zac Efron was super generous at an LA Galaxy game.
“My dad I went to a LA Galaxy game in the MLS championship in either 2011 or 2012. We scored some VIP tickets, so we were able to use the VIP entrance. When the game was over, we were stoked our team won. While exiting the VIP area, I bumped into a guy talking to a woman. I felt terrible and I apologized right away. He responded kindly. While walking towards our car, I tell my dad, ‘Wait I know that guy from High School Musical!’ I stealthily walked back with as much composure a 13-year-old could have. I got a closer look and saw that it WAS Zac Efron. I was so excited, so I asked for a picture. The greatest thing was how friendly he was as he took the picture with me. I’ll never forget that experience and how nice Zac was. Watching him evolve has been great because I know that he is a wicked sweet guy.” —aidsmichelle
9.The small but kind gesture Jennifer Garner bestowed upon a student.
“I help my husband host academic tournament events at his school and have sold concessions to Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Garner. Once, Jennifer Garner bought the water for the kid in front of her so they didn’t have to break their twenty.“
10.The adorable coffee shop moment one fan had with Daveed Diggs.
“Daveed Diggs (original Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson from Hamilton) is from my area and was promoting his film Blindspotting at a local coffee shop. When I met him, all I could think to say was, ‘I just wanted to say, you are my hair goals.’ He paused for a moment and then gave me a big smile and said, ‘That’s what’s up!’ Then gave me a fist bump with my coffee. I was so excited about that 30-second interaction. Lo and behold, I log onto Instagram the next day to see someone had tagged me in a post. It’s the picture from the coffee shop of our fist bump!” —brandia4e65fcc94
11.The girl who received birthday balloons from Whitney Houston.
“Whitney Houston was a producer on The Princess Diaries movies. My mom worked on set for the second one. Once, my mom happened to mention that it was my birthday, and Whitney took some of the balloons that can be seen onscreen during Mia’s bachelorette party and told her to give them to me as a present. Best birthday ever!”
12.The impromptu run-in with Vance Joy that made this couple’s day.
“My partner and I went to a Vance Joy concert, and our way the venue we saw him taking pictures with guest. He was so kind and sweet, making sure everyone got a picture before he had to go. 10/10 nice and humble.” —elizabethj48fb57374
13.The one time Vanessa Ray spread a random act of kindness by purchasing someone’s groceries.
“About three months ago, my dad’s girlfriend and her two kids went to a grocery store in Los Angeles. Once they got to checkout, she realized she forgot her wallet. The cashier made a rude remark about it and she was so embarrassed she rushed out the store. Then she heard shouting behind her. She turned to see a woman running after her, frantically waving few grocery bags in the air. It turns out Vanessa Ray was behind her in the checkout line and witnessed the whole thing, so she bought her groceries for her. Vanessa was really sweet and took a picture with her and her kids. My dad’s girlfriend still gushes about it any chance she gets.”
14.The girl who found her new Christmas card picture after running into Elijah Wood.
“I saw Elijah Wood at a film festival once, and he was kind enough to take a picture with me and Cracker the donkey. Definitely Christmas card material.” —marcelal40f670fa8
15.The time Robin Williams went out of his way to get a young boy to laugh.
“I met Robin Williams after a performance of Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo. He was very quiet but happy to sign autographs and take pictures with us. He saw a young boy standing next to me and froze. Then a smile appeared on his face. It was like a light switched on in him — he started doing voices and making jokes (he even did a shtick from Aladdin). Anything to get the boy to laugh! It worked like a charm, and the boy started roaring with laughter (as did the rest of us). Robin Williams impacted so many through his work, and it was incredible to get to see both the performer and the person in that one encounter. It’s a memory I cherish.”
16.The incredibly wholesome encounter one fan had with Peter Capaldi at DragonCon.
“Peter Capaldi (from Doctor Who and The Thick of It) is AMAZING. Last Labor Day weekend, my husband and I attended DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia. Meeting Peter being my top priority. I’d heard that he was amazing with his fans. Let just say that he definitely lived up to this expectation! He greeted me with a smile and a sweet comment about the shirt I was wearing. He was so kind and gave me one of the best hugs I’ve ever had. He never seemed irritated or like he didn’t want to be there and spent time with everyone. At no point during talking with him did it feel like he wanted to move on to the next person. He really does love his fans. We need more people like him in this world.” —sarahestese
17.The girl who met Lauren Conrad by a total (minor) freak accident.
“My sister was in Miami leaving a restaurant, and she tripped and fell. Lauren Conrad grabbed her, helped her up, and made sure she was OK!”
18.The short but sweet encounter one fan had meeting Penn Badgley.
“My friend and I saw Penn Badgley walking out of a Papyrus store. He was so nice and sweet and took a picture with both of us, even though he was in a hurry.“—claraxhelms
19.The girl who experienced a super polite phone call with Aretha Franklin.
“I used to work for a clothing company that sent catalogs to the customers, so I would take orders over the phone. One day, I picked up the phone and took an order from the amazing, late ARETHA FRANKLIN. She was so sweet. I was so star-struck, but I pretended like I was aloof and not freaking out that I was speaking with a legend. We were based in New York, and she said she loved staying at the Waldorf Astoria. When we finished I told my coworkers what happened, and they said, ‘Oh yeah, she’ll call from time to time.'”
20.The fan who had a gentle heart-to-heart with Taylor Swift about anxiety.
“I met Taylor Swift at the ‘Reputation’ celebration release party. She ran over to hug me as soon as I walked in the room to meet her. She was so kind! I opened up to her about how much her music has helped me, and she proceeded to call me an angel, and then listened and talked to me about my anxiety.” —kierag4477bc313
21.The very concerned Andy Garcia, who wanted to make sure a performer was OK.
“When I was in high school, my choir was chosen to sing at Epcot for Christmas while a celebrity told the story of the birth of Jesus. The celebrity guest was Andy Garcia. Unfortunately, I got sick halfway through the concert and passed out on stage. The EMTs had to remove me and call my parents. I was sitting backstage getting checked out as the show finished, and Andy Garcia stopped by to see if I was OK. He sat with me for a minute until my teacher came to get me and patted my head before leaving. It was brief, and I was not fully conscious the whole time, but it still meant a lot to me.”
22.The surprise Adam Sandler spotting at one girl’s university.
“I met Adam Sandler when he was filming the movie Pixels at my university. I was almost running late for class, but I saw Adam walking down the sidewalk in the opposite direction and asked him for a photo. He kindly obliged. Then I joked and said, ‘I’m missing class for this!’ He said, ‘Good choice! Just kidding. Stay in school.’ He was also nice enough to call over Ashley Benson because I wanted a photo with her as well.” —stefuhnee
23.The girl who learned that Bill Murray is an extremely generous tipper.
“My mom was a waitress in New York City for years, and she waited on Bill Murray twice. Both times he was kind, funny, and exactly what you would expect of Bill Murray. He always left a $100 tip on top of the usual 20%.”
24.The very kind encounter one girl had with Ray Toro after his charity event.
“I’m a HUGE My Chemical Romance fan. I even made my roller derby name one of their songs (“Party Poison”). One Saturday a few years ago, I was getting ready for a bout and I saw on Twitter that the guitarist Ray Toro was doing a charity event in Downtown Las Vegas. I freaked out that I would miss the chance to meet him and tweeted him. He wrote me back, wishing me good luck. I just accepted that I missed my opportunity. However, after the game, I went for it and raced downtown. I caught him as he was packing up! We talked about anything and everything for what felt like 10-15 minutes, and he was SO NICE. He said he thought it was cool I play roller derby. I turned around to show him my name on my jersey that I was still wearing. He thought that was the coolest thing, and then asked ME for a photo with him. The next day, he posted it on his Twitter! I dropped a bunch of garlic fries when I saw it.” —partypoison723
25.And finally, the random grocery store meeting with Seth Rogen, who kindly doled out words of encouragement.
“I was working at Whole Foods on a Sunday, which is normally our busiest day. I was getting screamed at by customers for hours, so when this guy came up with the biggest smile on his face and asked me how I was doing, it was a nice change of pace. We were having a conversation about Pittsburgh and how he was excited to be back. I don’t remember what I said to make him laugh, but once I heard it, I froze. ‘Are you Seth Rogen?’ I asked. He said, ‘Yes.’ Even though my name was on my tag, I introduced myself and told him I want to be a screenwriter. His face lit up and he asked, ‘How about that Final Draft update?!’ We geeked out over screenwriting software for who knows how long. I talked with him about the story I was writing, and the best part was that he was genuinely interested in what I had to say. The rest of the conversation was kind of a blur until I gave him his receipt. Before he left, he said, ‘So, three or four years from now, I want to see that movie title on a marquee. If I come back in here in a few years and you’re still ringing people up and not writing movies…Bottom line: keep writing.’ He smiled and walked out. It meant the world to me.”
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