It’s not uncommon to hear about celebrities lending their voice to a good cause at an event or gala. But recently, we’ve noticed Hollywood stars singling out regular folks on social media to offer kind words of support.

1. Ryan Gosling Raises Bowl of Cereal In Tribute to Filmmaking Fan

Actor Ryan Gosling recently demonstrated a way to eat breakfast cereal as a sign of respect. After pouring himself a bowl of Corn Flakes, the Canadian actor raised his spoon in honor of the late filmmaker Ryan McHenry, 27, the creator of a Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal viral video. According to reports, the Scottish video editor died after a two-year battle with cancer. In addition, to posting his tribute video on Vine, Gosling tweeted, “My heart goes out to all of Ryan McHenry’s family and friends. Feel very lucky to have been a part of his life in some small way.”

2. Robert Downey Jr. Takes Time To Chat With Bruised Young Fan on Twitter

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It seems that actor Robert Downey Jr. is not only a larger-than-life hero in movies like The Avengers, but he also helps out the “little guy” when given the opportunity. Using the powers of tweeting, he recently made an impact on a young fan after chatting back and forth with him about a photo showing his scuffed-up face. Downey wrote to the young boy named, Aidan, after his mom reached out, stating he had a “rough day.” Downey wrote back:

After getting advice from Hollywood’s biggest star, Aidan tweeted, “You made my day and my year. Thanks for talking to me.”

3. J.K. Rowling Urges Fan, “Don’t Ever Give Up”

J.K. Rowling Twitter PhotoEven superstar author J.K. Rowling still takes time to use her life and wisdom to inspire others. On Twitter she answered an important question posed by a fan who sounded in need of comfort: “What would you say to someone who has failed to find meaning and wants to finally give up?” Rowling’s response? Tweeting a series of beautiful photos, like this:

The Harry Potter author concluded, “I’d say, the world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.” The fan tweeted back, “I’m tearing up over here! Humans can truly be amazing to one another. Thank you @jk_rowling and everyone replying.”

4. NFL Player Helps Teen Have Unforgettable Prom Night

NFL player Sen’Derrick Marks PromKhameyea Jennings recently got the prom date of a lifetime. NFL player Sen’Derrick Marks visited the eighteen-year-old at a Florida hospital and said he wanted to take her to her senior high school dance. A defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Marks connected with the girl, who has been battling liver cancer, after partnering with the Dreams Come True – a program that fulfills the wishes of Florida youth with life-threatening illnesses. He said he wanted to be a part of the program to fulfill his goal of “do[ing] something where you actually make someone’s day, to make a difference in someone’s life.” Thanks to Marks, it looks like Jennings had an unforgettable prom night.

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