12 Times People Met Their Celebrity Heroes And It Was Really Lovely

12 Times People Met Their Celebrity Heroes And It Was Really Lovely

They’re not all bad…

 

It’s always a risk to meet a celebrity that you’ve been crazy about for years. They say not to meet your heroes, and we can understand why. There’s so many stories out there of people meeting their idol and feeling bitterly disappointed with how rude and dismissive they were (and we’re not just talking celebs who are busy and can’t stop for autographs, we’re talking downright HORRIBLE behaviour!) For example, Adam Levine once infamously refused to give an autograph to a fan saying “I don’t give my autograph to ugly chicks”. Seriously Adam, get over yourself. 

Due to all of the negative celebrity stories out there, we wondered if there were any celebs out there who hadn’t forgot their roots and just acted like normal freakin’ people still! 

Anyway, we’re pleased to tell you, there is! Hooray! 

Real people wrote into Buzzfeed to tell them about the time they met their favourite celebrity and how happy they were to find out how down to earth and genuinely lovely they were.

Some of these really are heartwarming…

 

1) “My mom had a big crush on John Krasinski…


He was filming not too far away from our house, so I took my mom there in hopes of meeting him. His assistant came out to thank a fan for bringing him a gift, saw my mom, and left. Next thing we know, out comes John Krasinski himself. My mom was very obviously in the midst of chemo treatment … She died shortly after, but I am forever grateful to John Krasinski for making my mom so happy in the midst of her battle with cancer.”

2) “I met Retta in Boston before an Aziz Ansari show…

I was so nervous when I approached her, but told her that I was a huge fan of hers and would be so grateful for a picture. She said, ‘GIRL, don’t be nervous, TREAT YO’SELF!’ really loudly, and then I almost fainted.”

3) “Three years ago I won a meet and greet with Ed Sheeran

I had been going through a lot of personal things and his music had really helped me … When I met him I started to tell him how much he meant to me and I started crying. He immediately pulled me into a hug and said, ‘Hey, it’s gonna be OK. Just try to stay happy for me, alright?’ To this day those words have stuck with me. He was such a genuinely kind human being and I’ll never forget meeting him.”

4) “Bill Nye the Science Guy was giving a lecture at my college…

and I was waiting in line to get a picture with him. I ended up chatting with the guy in front of me for about an hour, because it was an obscenely long line. We were still talking when it was our turn, so Bill Nye thought we were friends and pulled us into the picture together. The photo was me, my friend, Bill Nye, and some rando. That was five years ago, and rando and I are getting married in April.”

5) “I met Alan Rickman when I was 18…

I’d been crazy about him for years, and he was performing in a play in Dublin, so I flew out there with my mum to see it. We saw the play and waited outside the stage door afterwards. He was lovely – he gave me some fantastic advice about auditions … I remember when I said it was my dream to become an actress, he said, ‘Well, you’ve got to turn that dream into a reality.’ They say you should never meet your idols, but I’m so happy that I got the opportunity to meet him. He was so wonderful.”

6) “My mom is a violinist for Celine Dion and I got to meet her a few years ago…

When Celine’s twins were born I sewed them handmade stuffed animals, and when we went to the meet and greet she asked who made the dolls. I said I did, and she hugged me and told me that even though she got a lot of expensive gifts, she liked mine best because it came from the heart.”

7) “My friend was super nervous and panicky when she met Beyoncé, so Bey held her hand until she felt OK.”

8) “I was staying in the same hotel as Oprah, who has been a lifelong hero…

Her security got in between us and gave me the eye as she got in the elevator. I said, ‘Don’t glare at me! I just want to tell her I love her!’ She jokingly hit him on the shoulder and said, ‘Yeah! Don’t glare! I love you too, sweetheart!'”

9) “I met Julie Andrews during my job as a hostess…

She was running late for her reservation and was going to a show, so I took her order over the phone. When she got to the restaurant she said, ‘A thousand thank-yous and apologies.’ Then as she was leaving she slipped $50 into my hand and told me I was amazing. I straight up cried.”

10) “Twelve years ago my family and I were in the British Virgin Islands…

It was around 3pm, and we were at a nice restaurant by the water. It was empty except one man sitting in the corner, who turned out to be Morgan Freeman. After a few minutes of us not-so-discreetly trying to confirm it was him, he waved at us and came over to have a nice conversation. He was just as friendly and wise and calm as you would imagine Morgan Freeman on a tropical island to be.”

11) “I was at Walgreens and I went to check out my few items when I realised I left my debit card in my car…

As I went to get it, someone behind me offered to pay for my $13 worth of groceries. It was Hugh Laurie. I kept telling him that it was OK but thank you, but he insisted and said, ‘Now promise me you’ll go and do something kind for someone else, OK? I have a feeling you will.'”

12) “I was at Sundance Film Festival, waiting for a midnight screening to start…

As the theatre started to fill up, I turned around in my seat to see who was sitting behind me, and saw Robin Williams. My whole face must have lit up with happiness, because he almost laughed with joy. ‘Hey there,’ he said. ‘Hi!’ I replied happily. I turned back away, because I wanted to respect his privacy, but every once in a while, I would turn back around. ‘Hi again!’ he would exclaim, and make me giggle every time. I wish I had told him that my childhood was better because of him.

I can only hope that he read it in the joy on my face. Somehow, I think he did.”

Have you ever met one of your celebrity idols? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to share this with your friends!

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