Celebrities Share the Nicest Things People Have Ever Done For Them

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Celebrities do nice things for people thanks to the platform that they have in the public eye. However, this time the tables have been turned and celebrities were asked about the nicest thing someone ever did for THEM. People Magazine's issue on kindness has inspired celebrities to speak up and for some to even get emotional (see actress Bryce Dallas Howard here tearing up as she explains her own experience) about acts of kindness that they were on the receiving end of.

Here are just a few of the moments that celebs have brought up as the kindest things people have done for them:

Oprah Winfrey

“I was going through a really, really difficult time, and I was on the phone with Tyler Perry. I was feeling bad. Next thing I know he flies from Atlanta to L.A., shows up at my house and puts his hands on my face. He said, I need to see your face in person to know you are okay. That was something I won’t forget.”

Jon Hamm

“When I was growing up, my best friend’s parents filled in when I lost my mom and then my dad. I had a lot of rally around from the community. I’m always aware of it and grateful.”

Kerry Washington

“One of the kindest things that anybody’s ever done for me is asked me how I am and really wanted to know. Because I think when we ask people how they are, we’re often not prepared to really be present for an honest answer.”

Bryce Dallas Howard

“I had to do press six days after I had surgery for an injury. I could barely walk. I needed compression garments for stitches. I called Bloomingdale’s, and I told the woman I couldn’t get there. She said, ‘I’m going to get you those Spanx.’ She walked to my place on New York’s Upper West Side and left a note: ‘You feel like a caterpillar and you’re going to be a butterfly.’ This woman I didn’t even know. When you’re vulnerable and someone does something for you, it says everything.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

“I was the recipient of many acts of kindness during my illness — from people who had walked through cancer, who shared with me their really intimate experiences, to the nurses and caregivers and doctors who helped me get through that incredibly challenging time. I’m a big believer in generosity in moments of crisis.”

Judith Light

“Recently, I received two emails from two extraordinary people and they wrote to tell me just how much I meant and that really touched me. Those acts that we think we forget about like ‘Oh I should tell somebody that’ and we don’t – they remind you that there are people are out there listening. It’s very special.”

Fran Drescher

“When I was battling my cancer, the man that I was involved with at the time actually kind of put his own life on the back burner. He literally quit his job and moved in with me and took care of me. That was pretty incredible.”

Garth Brooks

“I am holding hands with a very kind human being here [wife Trisha Yearwood]. There is a movie [About Time] where the guy … has to make this toast at a wedding … and finally he decides that the word is: Kind. You want to marry someone who is kind. And that is a beautiful thing.”

Heidi Klum

“When I arrive at the airport and my husband picks me up from the airport instead of me having to [call] a car. Anyone else would be like, Oh yeah, I’ll see you at home! He would actually take that time out of his day and come to the airport to pick me up. Who does that? No one does that.”

Samuel L. Jackson

“When someone sees me and tells me they appreciate my work. Not just saying, ‘I’m a fan, can we take a picture?'”

Whoopi Goldberg

“The kindest thing that someone has done for me? They took care of my kid when I needed it. The person was really kind and said, I know you need some help. Now [my daughter’s] grown up.”

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