These Celebs Went Above and Beyond to Help Their Fans in a Time of Need

Mon Mar 14 2022

When it comes to celebrities’ treatment of their fans, there are basically three types: There are those who despise being bothered in public and don’t want the fanbase that comes with fame. Meanwhile, some stars realize that they wouldn’t have a career without a fanbase so they’re appropriately grateful. Then there’s the third type of celeb, the one who loves their fans just as much as the fans love the celeb, and they’d go above and beyond for them.

See the most unexpected stories of celebs changing their fans’ lives for the better. Some of these stars get a pretty bad rep in terms of how they interact with the public, but these heartwarming moments just might change your mind. These A-listers know that at the end of the day, they need their fans far more than their fans need them and they don’t mind showing it.

Bon Jovi Walked a Fan Down the Aisle

Jon Bon Jovi is known to be quite the romantic, so when he saw an online petition Branka Delic had created asking him to walk her down the aisle at her wedding, he simply couldn’t resist. To make the story even sweeter, the ceremony was taking place at the very same Las Vegas chapel that Bon Jovi got married at, in 1989.

Seemingly more excited about the rockstar’s appearance than the fact that she got married, the Branka gushed, “I have memories for life which I’ll never forget. Such an amazing man to take time from his schedule to come walk this crazy Aussie own the aisle … You’re everything I ever imagined, an amazing and generous being.”

Bruno Mars Made a Fan Feel Beautiful

Any fan of Bruno Mars is familiar with his heartwarming song “(You’re Amazing) Just The Way You Are,” which describes how the subject of the lyrics is perfect… just the way they are. Given the meaning behind the song, when Bruno found out that Zumyah Thorpe, a car crash victim, was present at one of his shows, he knew exactly which of his hits to dedicate to her.

Bruno serenaded the young fan and he also gave her several gifts from the show. According to Zumyah’s doctors, she was able to heal through musical therapy and her music of choice was that of Bruno Mars. When the singer heard that news, he knew that he’d have to meet his biggest fan in person and let her know how amazing he thinks she is.

Khloe Kardashian Was a Fan’s Prom Date

While the Kardashian clan has a massive amount of die-hard fans, Narbeh Kardash may just be their biggest one. Narbeh has several Kardashian fan accounts across various social media platforms and he’s been in touch with the family, online, since 2018. So when he asked Khloe to be his date at his high school prom, she knew she couldn’t turn down her biggest fan.

Khloe took to Twitter to gush about the experience, saying, “My very first prom and I went with THE BEST date ever @NarbehKardash !!!!! We had so much fun!!! How handsome is my date???” While Narbeh wrote on Instagram, “Wow. Sharing my prom with @khloekardashian was an over the moon experience for me.” It seems that the two are a match made in social media heaven.

Ed Sheeran Surprised a Fan With a Duet

Imagine that you’re singing a cover of your favorite artist’s song and, unbeknownst to you, that artist is actually in the crowd. Now imagine that they join you on stage for a surprise duet! That’s exactly what happened to 13-year-old Sydney Bourbeau when she performed Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” at her local mall.

Sydney recalls the surprising event by saying, “I was, like, ‘Should I stop?’ I didn’t want to stop, but I wanted to talk to him. This is, like, the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” While Sydney didn’t get a chance to speak to Ed that day, he did set her up with tickets to his next concert, so she still got to see him again!

Gina Rodriguez Gave a Fan Her Dress

When Jessica Casanova Tweeted that she wished she could wear Gina Rodriguez’s Golden Globes dress to her prom, she didn’t actually expect to receive a response. However, never one to leave a fan disappointed, Gina offered to mail the dress to Jessica, which is exactly what the actress did.

Having realized the joy wearing her clothing brought to the young fan, and now that Jessica’s prom is over, Gina plans to mail the dress to another fan for a special event. Jessica commented, “I hope whoever gets it next, it goes in the right hands because it’s something close to her heart and it means a lot to her.” Clearly, Gina wants to share that significance with her fanbase.

Harry Styles Fed a Fan’s Fish

While it may seem like celebrities are immune to everyday problems, they do in fact run into them just like we do. When Harry Styles’s car relatably broke down, the singer was offered some help by the father of superfan, Theodora. Unfortunately, Theodora wasn’t home to be meet Harry, but that didn’t stop him from sending her some love.

Harry left Theodora a note saying, “Theodora, my car broke down on your street and your dad’s friend kindly let me wait at your house with a cup of tea. I’m devastated that we missed each other. Looking forward to meeting you soon. Treat people with kindness. All my love, Harry. P.S. I fed the fish. Tell your dad to get in touch and I’ll see you at a show.” Someone had better name that fish “Harry!”

JJ Abrams Bought His Fans Pizza

Star Wars Conventions are not for everyone, as they often include some of the most die-hard, dedicated, fans out there. In fact, some people are so involved with the fictional universe that they chose to camp for 29 hours at the convention center in order to keep their places in line for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Q & A. Luckily, their commitment didn’t go unnoticed…

The movie’s director, JJ Abrams, and producer, Kathleen Kennedy, bought pizzas for all of their 1,500 fans waiting in line. One grateful fan posted on social media, “They just made an announcement that J.J. Abrams & Kathleen Kennedy are buying pizza for all of us waiting in line for tomorrow’s kick-off #starwarscelebration panel at 10 am. Such an awesome dude but he’ll get his money back when we all go see #theforceawakens.”

Johnny Depp Visits Children’s Hospitals as Jack Sparrow

While Johnny Depp has countless iconic roles under his belt, his best-known character amongst children is that of Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Given the actor’s awareness of childrens’ adoration of Jack Sparrow, Johnny routinely visits children’s hospitals completely in character as the eccentric pirate.

Johnny spoke about his multiple hospital visits, which often last upwards of five hours, by saying, “Kids in hospital are so courageous but to be able to bring a smile or a giggle to the parent’s means everything in the world to me.” When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and travel was limited, Johnny found himself unable to visit hospitals around the world in person. Much like Jack Sparrow himself, Jonny isn’t one to be defeated so he virtually visited the children via Zoom, instead.

Little Mix Surprised a Fan for Her Birthday

Little Mix teamed up with McDonald’s in order to give their fan, Elise, a birthday she’d never forget. McDonald’s just happened to be running their #HelloGoodTimes campaign when Elise decided to celebrate her twelfth birthday there. As supporters of the campaign meant to spread happiness and joy, Little Mix was elated at the idea of giving their young fan a surprise performance on her special day.

The girl group sang “Happy Birthday” to Elise, chatted a bit, and joined the party. Band member, Perrie Edwards, explained the group’s decision to partner with the McDonald’s campaign by saying, “I just think the whole campaign’s so cute; it’s about making people happy and making people feel good. It was adorable, especially when we did the performance.”

Mila Kunis Showed Support for the Military

Mila Kunis started a trend for all Hollywood A-listers when she agreed to join Sergeant Scott Moore, as his date, at the Marine Corps Ball. Since then, many celebrities have shown their support for the military by accompanying various military personnel at events, but Mila can argue that she was the first.

Scott commented, “It was a blast, it was a great time. So yes, it exceeded my expectations.” His date with Mila lasted approximately four hours and the two of them even shared a dance. Scott continued, “This year was extremely important to us and memorable to us because of the seven Marines and sailors we lost during our deployment.” We have no doubt that Mila was honored to be a part of the ball paying respects to those who fought for their country.

Offset Served Food to Voters

Let’s be honest: every single American is affected by the results of the Presidential election, yet, not everyone votes. Offset wanted to, well… offset that issue and he vowed to make voting easier any way that he could. The rapper went around his home state of Georgia and gave out free food to voters who were waiting in line to cast their ballots.

Offset encouraged his fans by saying, “Ya’ll get out here and vote, we’ll get into it.” Fellow celebrity, Common, commended Offset’s efforts by saying, “He been speaking up about voting for as long as I’ve known the man. I’ve got to say, it’s just been touching my heart to hear his story, and hear what he’s done.”

Katy Perry Visited a Fan Who Had to Miss Her Concert

Eight-year-old, Grace Moores showed her bravery and resilience when she had to go through surgery in order to remove a brain tumor. As if that weren’t challenging enough, the young girl had to miss her favorite pop star’s concert because of her medical condition. Luckily, Katy Perry was willing to come to Grace.

The singer showed up at her young fan’s house to meet Grace, chat with the family, and sing some songs together. Katy gushed about the get-together, stating, “Today is one of those days where I actually feel like a unicorn. That’s because I get to use my powers for good.”

Nicki Minaj Paid Her Fans’ Student Loans

Nicki Minaj may be an extremely wealthy rapper and pop star but she hasn’t lost touch with what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet. Well aware of the fact that student loans can be a life-long and crippling debt, Nicki offered to pay off her fans’ college tuition for them. The rapper Tweeted, “Show me straight A’s that I can verify w/ur school and I’ll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?! Dead serious. Should I set it up?”

Always one for words, Nicki called her contest Student of the Game and ended up choosing 37 winners and paid off their school fees. Furthermore, Nicki helped the winners buy schoolbooks, laptops, and anything else they’d need to succeed. Nicki proudly expressed that she’s “So moved by your desires to stay in college. So proud. You have no idea.”

Robert Downey Jr. Made an Iron Man Arm for a Fan

Children who are different-abled may feel insecure about having a varied appearance from that of their peers. Or, if the situation allows, they can feel unique and cool for having something that helps them stand out from the crowd. The latter is true for seven-year-old Alex, as Robert Downey Jr. gifted him a prosthetic Iron Man arm that any super kid would be proud to wear.

Robert posted, “Had the absolute privilege of presenting a brand spanking new 3D-printed bionic Iron Man arm to Alex, the most dapper 7-year-old I’ve ever met. Special thanks to Albert Manero, OneNote, and #CollectiveProject for their work making artificial limbs like this more affordable for families with kids who want to show the playground how bada** they are.”

Selena Gomez Makes Wishes Come True

Many celebrities work alongside the Make-A-Wish foundation, an organization that helps grant “wishes” to children with medical difficulties. However, no celeb can compete with Selena Gomez, who has won an award for her outstanding number of “wishes” granted.

The parents of one of the children Selena has visited commented, “When you’re a parent and you have a child who has cancer, it just feels like the meanness of the world is coming down and slapping you in the face, When the folks from Make-A-Wish told us that she would be able to have a wish, it just felt like the whole world was righting some sort of wrong.” Several Make-A-Wish children have stated that their day with Selena was the best day of their lives.

Shaq Paid for a Fan’s Engagement Ring

Shaquille O’Neal, aka Shaq, knows that most people aren’t in his financial situation and he’s always happy to lend some help to a fan. That’s exactly what happened when the basketball player walked into a jewelry store and overheard a young man asking how much he still needed to pay off for his girlfriend’s engagement ring. Shaq insisted on taking care of it so the happy couple could focus on building their future together.

Shaq explained that this wasn’t an uncommon occurrence, “The other day, me and my mom went furniture shopping, and this lady, she had an autistic daughter. She was also looking to pay for some furniture. I just took care of her. I’m into making people happy. Whenever I leave the house, I just try to do a good deed.” Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all had that attitude?

Taylor Swift Supported a Fan’s Project

While celebrities are usually the ones being admired by their fans, Taylor Swift was actually in awe of what one of her fans was doing and she wanted to show support. 11-year-old Emerson Weber started an initiative of writing letters to postal workers as a way of thanking them for all their hard work in helping keep people connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Emerson just happens to be a huge Taylor Swift fan and often quotes the singer’s lyrics in her letters, so Taylor knew what she had to do…

Taylor wrote a letter to Emerson thanking her for her beautiful initiative and expressing her joy of having the young girl as a fan. Emerson gushed, “I got a letter from Taylor Swift. It was so personal and she handwrote it. She decorated the envelope with this painting. She spent so much time and put so much of her heart, just like I like to do, in her letter to me. It’s amazing and I absolutely love the letter.”

Zac Efron Replaced a Fan’s Broken Phone

Ahmed Ture is a huge Zac Efron fan, so much so that he got a little too excited at the idea of getting a photo of the actor and he dropped his phone in the process, shattering it. Having seen the whole ordeal, Zac actually bought Ahmed a new phone and still made sure the young man got his photo. He even brought Ahmed to the Baywatch movie set (where he was filming that day) so he could meet Zac’s co-stars!

Zac posted a photo of him and Ahmed hanging out, with the caption, “This is what I love about my fans — when they get excited, but @dopekid_23 actually smashed his phone while chasing me for a Snapchat — that’s dedication so I’ma hook you up with a new phone my brother! To all my fans out there holdin’ it down — love and respect. And be careful with your phones.” Now that’s a refreshing change from the usual stories we hear about celebrities getting mad at fans chasing them!

Blake Shelton Invited a Young Fan Onstage

During one of his concerts, Blake Shelton happened to notice a sign being held up in the crowd and immediately changed the course of the show. The poster, held up by a boy named Wyatt McKee, read, “Your smallest biggest fan from Lake Texoma, 6 years old. Waiting on a heart transplant.” Blake immediately invited Wyatt to join him onstage for a duet of “God’s Country” and then proceeded to tell Wyatt that he had made Blake’s night by singing with him!

Wyatt’s mother recalled the event with tears of joy, “I can’t even explain how it made me feel. I don’t think he quite grasped how big it was. He just had a blast, and that’s what he wanted to do. He always tells us he wants Blake Shelton’s phone number, so he would ask Siri all the time. It just warmed my heart just to see him up on stage and to do something that he really wanted to do.”

David Harbour Officiated a Fan’s Wedding

David Harbour was asked to officiate a fan’s wedding, which he agreed to do in exchange for the first bite of the wedding cake. That’s certainly not a bad deal! The Stranger Things actor went through the process of getting ordained and showed up in character, and full costume, as Chief Hopper to marry the happy couple.

The bride, Ericka Millholland, is a massive fan of David’s work in Stranger Things, yet her now-husband, Daniel Rockwood, hadn’t seen the show. However, Ericka assured the world that her Daniel would soon be as big of a fan as she is, as she said, “I’m going to sit down and make him do it.” Given that one of the stars ordained his wedding, the guy should at least take the time to watch an episode!

Miley Cyrus Brought a Fan’s Prom to Him

Matt Peterson had the prom-posal to end all prom-posals when he asked Hollywood A-lister, Miley Cyrus, to be his date. Unfortunately, Miley couldn’t make it work with her busy schedule but she didn’t want to let her fan down so she took prom to Matt, instead. The singer invited her young fan to one of her concerts and had a prom-themed photoshoot set up backstage. She even invited him to sing a duet with her! How will his actual prom beat that?

According to Matt, Miley seemed to genuinely enjoy spending time with her fan and didn’t just see it as something she had to “tick off” her to-do list as a celeb, “She didn’t rush me at all, she was listening to everything I said and was genuinely blown away by my outfit.” Speaking of his outfit, those tongues on Matt’s jacket are actually images of Miley’s own tongue. Now that’s a superfan!

The Rock Gave His Own Car to a Fan

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wanted to do something special for a lucky fan at the screening of Red Notice, so he learned everything he could about who’d be at the event. The actor was particularly blown away by the story of a fan named Oscar and decided to personally thank him for his work within the community by gifting him The Rock’s own, personal and custom-made, truck.

The Rock wrote on his Instagram, “I gathered as much information as I could about everyone in the audience and ultimately, Oscar’s story moved me. Takes care of his 75-year-old mom. Personal trainer. Leader at his church. Provides support and meals for women victimized by domestic violence. Proud & humble Navy veteran. Kind human being. Oscar said it right, just before he drove away ~ it’s just love. That’s all it is, brother. Just love.”

Paul Rudd Made Voting More Pleasant for His Fans

Paul Rudd may be a celebrity but he still knows how unpleasant voting can be. The lines are long, sometimes the weather is bad, and there can often be nervous energy in the air. The actor couldn’t bear the idea of his fans having a tough time voting, so he decided to go to various voting lines, in the rain, to hand out cookies and keep people company.

Paul was heard telling voters, “I want to say thank you for coming out and voting and doing your part.” Paul explained his reasoning for spending his day with voters by saying, “It should not be hard to vote. People should be getting the day off from work. Polling places should be everywhere. This should be easy, not difficult.” Maybe Paul should be the next president? We’d vote for him!

Keith Urban Serenaded a Fan in the Hospital

25-year-old Marissa English is a huge fan of country music, particularly that of Keith Urban, and was looking forward to going to his concert in her hometown. Unfortunately, Marissa’s pre-existing medical conditions worsened shortly before the show and she was unable to leave her hospital bed. Upon hearing the sad news, Keith dedicated that night’s show to the young woman and went to visit her in the hospital himself.

Marissa’s mother recalled the day by saying, “The visit was truly amazing. Keith was so compassionate with her. He held her hand while he talked to her and sang to her.” While Marissa’s sister noticed, “The entire time he was there, it was like she was almost back to her old self. Her entire face lit up, and she wanted to talk and sing and smile. For Marissa, this was a wish of a lifetime come true.”