Our faith in Hollywood is at a record low with the ongoing spate of harassment allegations, but one Twitter user has stepped in to try and address the balance somewhat by asking people to share "nice allegations" they have about celebrities.
Twitter user @BAKKOOONN, aka Oliver Leach, asked his followers to share any pleasant encounters they've had with celebrities over the years and the thread makes for a lovely and often amusing read.
Consider our faith in humanity restored, for now anyway.
if anyone has any nice allegations against a celebrity that would be great too. does a famous actor give good christmas presents. does lady comedian alwyays smoke people out— BAKOON (@BAKKOOONN) November 9, 2017
Take a look at some of our favourite anecdotes which have been shared - from Tom Hanks buying a rake of burgers for interns on a show, Eva Green helping a journalist having a panic attack during an interview, and the late Robin Williams consoling a person in floods of tears and paying their bill.
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne also gets a mention for being good with babies!
also when I was an intern at Conan (also a great guy!!), Tom Hanks bought all 50+ interns In-N-Out because he thought we looked hungry— Rachel Paige (@rachmeetsworld) November 10, 2017
In 2006 I had a brutal anxiety attack 2 minutes into interview with Eva Green. She fetched me a glass of water, took my question notes and proceeded to first read, then answer them one by one into my tape recorder using two different voices.— Roman Volobuev (@romanvolobuev) November 13, 2017
I was crying quietly to myself after my Mom died in a cafe, Robin Williams noticed me and paid my check. He whispered things usually get better.— catherine (@pantone7605) November 11, 2017
I worked with Kathy Bates this year, who is a wiseass. At one point while I was reading my script she tapped me on the shoulder. "Get your face out of that and watch me work, you might learn something." Then walked away. KILLED me. Kathy Bates!! Queen.— Matt Braunger (@Braunger) November 11, 2017
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman let me stay with them when my mom was in the hospital for cancer surgeries— Mara "Get Rid of the Nazis" Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 10, 2017
i was an extra in a movie with Michael Keaton. He played frisbee with us, took pictures, and signed my friend's Batman DVD— ((((((Beanie Barstein)))))) (@McLeemz) November 9, 2017
Gabriel Byrne was an excellent baby wrangler with bonus points for helpfully explaining to a bunch of New Yorkers how to pronounce my son’s Irish name.— Sarah Hughes (@sarahjphughes) November 10, 2017
Jack Black once listened very empathetically to girl troubles I was having when I was 18 and gave me solid, mature advice on leaving things be. I didn't realize it was him until someone told me.— Lev Novak (@LevNovak) November 9, 2017
Secondhand, but Tom Hanks was apparently very friendly and enthusiastic about humoring my Dad's interest in kaleidoscopes.— Lev Novak (@LevNovak) November 9, 2017
Jeff Bridges moved to a smallish town in Montana and routinely helps his neighbors out and volunteers for good local causes.— Lev Novak (@LevNovak) November 9, 2017
Jason Alexander made me snacks while I paired his palm pilot to his prius— Egadsden🌹 (@itspronounced48) November 9, 2017
One time I tweeted @SarahKSilverman about being too broke to go to her show and was reading her book instead- she DMd me that she put me on the list for the show. My future wife and went to that show togeather. I hope she knows how much that meant to me, I cried with joy.— impatient mac&cheese (@ESL_teach) November 11, 2017
Chris Martin of Coldplay visits kids hospitals in every country he goes on tour with his band to. He spends hours talking to the kids, singing them songs, giving them presents and cheering them up. He's never spoken about it and we only know from social media posts from patients pic.twitter.com/t1MaMBys7h— Shruthi 🍓 (@42dontEverLetGo) November 10, 2017
He's been volunteering at homeless shelters since he was a kid and does it upto this day— Shruthi 🍓 (@42dontEverLetGo) November 10, 2017
Salma Hayek danced with my little sister at a party once, as did Shannon Doherty, and Spice Girl Mel C played Connect 4 with her. Lucy Liu was so incredibly kind and lovely when we worked together when I was nine that she became one of my first big crushes.— Mara "Get Rid of the Nazis" Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 10, 2017
I once hit Mike Myers with a door and he apologized to me.— Walt, but a Turkey (@waltdwilliams) November 10, 2017
David Tennant not only graciously accepted an academic paper from a random fan in the Richard II stage door line but actually read it and sent me an appreciative note about it— the cold genius (@angevin2) November 9, 2017
Hugh Jackman remembers the names of people he meets a year between meetings even if they're nobodies (source: me)— christian mccrea (@christianmccrea) November 9, 2017
Stanley Tucci puts on a big fake mustache and cooks for the homeless— dansplainer (@JawlessMonk) November 9, 2017
Danny DeVito tipped $120 to have two cases of wine one delivered one block to his apartment.— Kristaps Johnson (@megaclang) November 9, 2017
Jesse Eisenburg moved here a few years ago bc he likes quiet small town life and he donates massive amounts of money and work to the domestic violence shelter here. I haven’t met him yet but everyone who has says he is a sweet and generous person. https://t.co/2WfawGEV5x— ❄️MISTLETOAD❄️ (@FrostyCobweb) November 10, 2017
Also my all-time favorite celebrity encounter story is Matthew McConaughey borrowing a sweatshirt to avoid getting kicked out of Whole Foods and then returning it two years later pic.twitter.com/AowVq2QpM0— Vince Mancini (@Filmdrunk) November 10, 2017
Doc Strange (Cumberbatch) visited the hospice my cousin worked at. It was right by where he was filming. She told him they try to spend extra time with people who don’t get visitors. He ended up spending all his breaks visiting those people and continued to after they wrapped.— KaylieMars (@Anny8914) November 10, 2017
my friend was at the mall in the late 90s crying after a fight with her sister and out of nowhere Tyra Banks came and comforted her— sorry im (still) like this (@hunktears) November 9, 2017