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    These Stories Of The Nicest Celebrities People Have Ever Met Are Actually Heartwarming

    From sharing fries to coffee tables, these celebs left a good impression.

    When user u/LeCrowing asked, "Who is the nicest celebrity you've ever met?" the stories rolled in, and they're incredible.

    1. Dave Chappelle

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    "Dave Chappelle has a history of running very long comedy shows. My buddy and I saw one of his shows a while back. It ran very, very late, until almost 4 a.m. (on a weekday). By the end, almost the entire crowd had trickled out to get up early for work the next day and whatnot. Only about a dozen of us remained at the show by this point.

    "Dave invited all of us to play basketball with him the next afternoon. He had rented out an entire gym for an hour. Of course, my buddy and I took him up on the offer. We played pickup hoops with Dave Chappelle for over an hour. After everyone finished playing, a handful of us stuck around and shot the shit with Dave. He bought us all fruit smoothies and gave us free tickets to his show the next night. SUPER-nice guy, just like he is on TV. Couldn't have been any cooler."

    β€”u/banked1

    2. Keanu Reeves

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    "I was at a coffee shop and had no place to sit; a man said, 'Please join me here.' I sat and realized it was him, and we talked about comic books for about 30 minutes. Normal as can be."

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    3. Emma Stone

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    "As I was being all touristy in the NBC Store at Rockefeller Center in New York, I heard someone with a very familiar voice chatting it up with the cashier. I remember the cashier asking that person when she was going to go the natural route with her hair color again. Lo and behold, it was Emma Stone. Her name escaped me at first, but I mustered the courage to go up to her and ask if she was 'the one who's gonna play Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming Spider-Man remake.' She smiled and said no, but she was going to be Gwen Stacy. She had who I'm assuming is her assistant with her, and they seemed to be in a rush because she was going to host Saturday Night Live that time, but she graciously posed for a picture with me."

    β€”u/chinodelarosa

    4. Paul Rudd

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    "I was at a Decemberists concert, and in between opening acts, I headed to the women's bathroom. Paul Rudd was standing outside the bathroom, obviously waiting for someone. Do you ever have one of those moments where your mouth just says words without the permission of your brain? Yeah. As I passed by Paul, I did finger guns at him and said, 'Hanging out in front of the women's bathroom? That's a good way to pick up women' and kept walking. I could hear him laughing as I entered the bathroom. I was torn between being pleased that I made him laugh and being mortified that I was such a dork. When I left the bathroom, he saw me and started laughing again, so I went over to him and said I had no idea why I said that. So we had a little laugh together and had a nice little chat. He was a really nice guy, not even as a celebrity, just as a cool dude.

    "Although, thinking back on it, no woman came out of the bathroom and came over to him while he was waiting, so I still don't know why he was hanging around outside the bathrooms. Maybe he WAS picking up women."

    β€”u/adhoc_lobster

    5. Gene Wilder

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    "When I was a kid, like 2 or 3, I often saw an old man at a grocery store with a small, white dog. The man came up to me one day and handed me a basket. He said I could walk the dog while filling up the basket with candy (which he then later paid for). This became the routine whenever I saw that man at the grocery store. Walk dog, get candy. That man was Gene Wilder. I got candy from Willy Wonka himself."

    β€”u/HypatiaofEdmonton

    6. Ryan Gosling

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    "Ryan Gosling paid for my parking on Hollywood Boulevard once. We had parked in the same parking lot. He was leaving and we were arriving, and I struck up a convo with him real quick. He asked where I was from and why I was there, and who I was with (spring break, nine friends, two cars).

    "And he was like, 'Oh, you guys have 40 bucks to drop on just parking? Must be loaded.' I chuckled and was about to say something back, and he just said the coolest thing to me: 'Don't worry about parking today, man, I'll cover you all for the weekend. Have a fun spring break!' It was so cool. He is JUST as nice in real life as you think he would be."

    β€”MaynardJayTwa

    7. George Takei

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    "He stopped a press conference I was observing to meet a little boy and sign his doll because he was sick and going home, and the meet and greet wasn't scheduled until later. The reporters looked a little put off, but George gave that little kid 100% of his attention for two minutes or so. I could see the kid's day was made."

    β€”u/usofunnie

    8. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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    "He was walking out of the restroom at my workplace. I commented, 'I smelled what The Rock was cooking' as we passed each other in the hallway. He turned back and gave me the People's Eyebrow. Actually got to chat with him a little while, and led him to the edit bay that he was looking for."

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    9. Tom Hanks

    Photo of Tom Hanks in a suit at an awards show
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    "Was at a friend's wedding at the Wynn in Las Vegas and we were taking pictures in the Atrium (also the VIP entrance). He emerged from the double doors behind our group and said, 'Hey! Is this a wedding? Can I be in the pictures?' Everyone was quite pissed off until we realized it was Tom fucking Hanks. He took pictures with the whole group and was a general all-around great guy."

    β€”u/jibibby

    10. Muhammad Ali

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    "While I was working in a magic shop in my twenties, Muhammad Ali came in. My boss (huge Ali fan from back in the day) was visibly staggered. I guess Ali was his idol when he was younger.

    "Ali hung around for a couple of hours; we did some tricks for him and he did some for us (pretty good, too, considering his hands trembled and he didn't talk). He was totally beyond cool with us taking some pictures (he posed my boss punching him in the chin) and wrote a thank-you postcard to us a week or so later...he signed it 'Cassius Clay, oops, I mean Muhammad Ali.'"

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    11. Kevin Bacon

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    "I was a sophomore in high school, and my girlfriend and I decided to go to Spooky World. Some of our friends had told us that Kevin Bacon was there, but we didn't believe them. So we're walking by the food vendors when my girlfriend says, 'OMG, I want some fries!' (It was sophomore year; I'm only assuming this is how she sounded.) A man in hat and sunglasses hears her, walks over to us, and hands her a heaping fry stack. We didn't really know how to react. We kind of just stared. He takes off his glasses and lifts up his hat, and there he is: Kevin fucking Bacon. He says, 'Don't worry, my family has plenty,' smiles, and walks away. Kevin Bacon is one cool dude."

    β€”u/LeCrowing

    12. Alison Brie

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    "I ran into her and a few friends at a really tiny winery in Sonoma, California. Super cool; took some pictures with us and had us take some goofy pictures with her and her friends. She was awesome and kept saying how nice we were for telling her we loved her! Go, Trudy!"

    β€”u/Tophloaf

    13. Ronnie James Dio

    Black-and-white photo of Ronnie James Dio after a concert
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    "I managed to sneak inside the backstage area after a Dio concert. My friend was too scared about 'getting caught,' so he waited outside for me. The guy was one of the nicest celebrities I've ever met. We talked for about 20 minutes about more or less everything. I had totally forgot about my friend for those 20 minutes, but I asked Ronnie if it was okay for a friend of mine to come inside as well. I called my friend and told him that Ronnie said it was okay for him to come inside. My friend is extremely modest and told me that he didn't want to bother him. I then asked Ronnie if he could ask him to come inside. He took my phone and talked: 'Hey, it's Ronnie, do you want to...' My friend hung up (he later told me that he really regretted doing it).

    "We talked a bit more until Ronnie asked me if I smoked. I told him that I didn't smoke; he just smiled and chuckled, saying, 'Sorry, I didn't mean that kind of smoke.' He introduced me to my first joint. Afterward, he asked me if I was hungry. We got served Italian food. Ronnie drank red wine with his food, and I could have whatever drink I wanted. After the dinner, he thanked me for staying for dinner and told me it was always a pleasure to hang out with fans."

    β€”u/foamed

    14. Adam Sandler

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    "Some years back, my grandmother (then about 75 years old) and Adam Sandler's father had back-to-back chemo appointments in Boston. Every week she would see Adam, in sunglasses, come with his father to chemo. Her cancer was stage 3 at this point, and she was under a great deal of stress, and honest to God, Adam used to rub her back and ease her nerves before going in.

    "Unfortunately, his dad died that year, but my grandmother made a full recovery. Never really liked Adam's stuff that much, but the way he treated my sick, elderly grandmother was incredible. I tell this story all the time and nobody believes me. But it really, really happened. What a great guy."

    β€”u/nmneedle

    15. Victor Wooten

    Victor Wooten wearing a hat
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    "He was signing a Flecktones CD for me after a show, and I shook his hand and said, 'I hope 1% of your talent rubs off on me.' He said, 'Hey, I want some of what you have.'"

    β€”u/waccused

    16. Adam Savage

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    "I got to meet him after Maker Faire in San Francisco. He was awesome and stuck around at least 45 minutes more than he was supposed to to get through the line of people waiting to shake his hand. Definitely the coolest celebrity I've encountered."

    β€”u/deviantsource

    17. Dom DeLuise

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    "I met Dom DeLuise a bunch of times when I was a kid. I guess he owned a house nearby, and he shopped at the same grocery store as my family. Every time I saw him, he'd do little magic tricks and give me a $2 bill. Once, he let me help him put his groceries in his car, and I almost crushed his tomatoes. He shouted, 'Kyle, watch the tomatoes!' and laughed. Guy liked his tomatoes. He was just a ridiculously sweet guy."

    β€”u/tellhersafe

    18. Tony Hawk

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    "I went on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney with Tony Hawk. He had given me his autograph earlier at a convention and we just happened to be in line together. He was really cool."

    β€”u/Possum_Pendulum

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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