Known around the world as one of America’s most talented actors, Richard Gere has once again made front pages, but this time it isn’t for promoting a new movie. As of three days ago, Richard portrayed himself as a homeless man in New York city. Posing as an older gentleman desolate and hungry, Gere to took the streets in an experiment of sorts, just to see what it would be like. “How often do America’s homeless go unnoticed and uncared for?” Richard wondered. It didn’t take long for him to find out.
“When I went undercover in New York City as a homeless man, no one noticed me. I felt what it was like to be a homeless man. People would just pass by me and look at me in disgrace. Only one lady was kind enough to give me some food. It was an experience I’ll never forget. So many times we forget how blessed we are. We should not take that for granted. And if we can help someone in need, we should. That’s why after I was done, I walked around and gave food and $100 to every homeless person I saw. They cried and were so grateful. Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Richards Official Facebook Page.
It’s not just his social experiment that has left tongues wagging. According to his Facebook Fan Page the 66 year old, who was once hailed as the sexiest man alive by People magazine, has some advice on how to treat people and show respect –
“I was raised to show respect. I was taught to knock before I open a door. Say hello when I enter a room. Say please and thank you, and to have respect for my elders. I’d let another person have my seat if they needed it. Say ‘yes sir’ and ‘no sir’, and help others when they need me to, not stand on the sidelines and watch. Hold the door for the person behind me, say ‘excuse me’ when it’s needed and to love people for who they are and not for what I can get from them. And most importantly, I was also raised to treat people exactly how I would like to be treated by others. It’s called respect”. – Richards Facebook Fan Page. The post has already gained more than 370,000 likes and messages of acknowledgement and admiration.
Richard, a devout Buddhist and political activist is also known for his humanitarium work, helping to raise awareness for HIV and AIDs. He has also defended animal rights, and talked about how, “As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion.” The man Garry Marshall once described as having ‘great on screen chemistry’, has spent most of his adult life sharing his wisdom and knowledge. A man of few words, but one great big heart.
When it comes to Richards love life, he is quite simply a gentleman. A romantic who enjoys spending initimate time with his girlfriend, Spanish socialite Alejandra Silva. Recently the 65 year old, and his 32 year old partner have been spending quality time between Spain, Italy and Richard’s home in the U.S. Living in the limelight would be difficult, but for Richard and his lover Alejandra, they seem very comfortable. Despite Richards recent divorce proceedings with his ex – model/actress Carey Lowell, Richard and his new love seem to be very happy, but like everything else in Hollywood…I guess we can only wait and see…..
Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? Everybody comes here, this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don’t; but keep on dreamin’ – this is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreaming’. – Pretty Woman
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