For Hollywood’s top celebrities, it’s easy to write a check to support a cause or lend your name to a charity to help them raise funds. However, when celebrities give of their time, the results can be even more powerful than any sum of cash.
Take for example actor Jason Momoa. Easily one of the biggest current stars in both box-office power and physical size, Momoa has taken time out of his hectic schedule in order to give back to those who matter most: kids.
Momoa recently paid a visit to UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. The Aquaman star shared photos to his personal Instagram, saying “The greatest part of being Aquaman is making children happy spreading aloha,” saying of his visit “met so many brave strong babies all my aloha to the families.”
One photo shows the megastar arm wrestling a patient at UPMC, with the caption “Me and Joshua bet that if he beat me in arm wresting [sic] he gets to have my trident.
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the greatest part of being aquaman is making children happy spreading aloha had a little time before work to stop by UPMC children’s hospital of pittsburgh met so many brave strong babies all my aloha to the families. me and joshua bet that if he beat me in arm wresting he gets to have my trident. see u on set of aquaman 2 joshua. stay strong @childrenspgh aloha j
Momoa admitting his eventual defeat: “See u on set of Aquaman 2 Joshua. Stay strong.”
Momoa visited several patients on this trip, giving some very sick kids not only hope, but an amazing story to tell their family and friends.
A quick look at the comments on Momoa’s post shows a plethora of verified blue check marks, a sure sign that Momoa has the power to not only inspire average folks but celebrities alike with his kindness and generosity.
The Game of Thrones star is obviously just one of the latest celebs to give of their time to those most deserving. Everyone from Matthew McConaughey to Freddy Krueger has donated their own personal time to help causes near and dear to their hearts.
Sure, the financial security of being a movie star is nice, but the reward of seeing a child’s face light up with excitement has to be a pretty damn special feeling too. We salute each and every person, famous or otherwise, who use their forum as a tool for good.