People like to say our society loves tearing apart celebrities and standing by while they self destruct, but it’s just as true that we like watching them do nice things and grant wishes to sick kids (this goes triple if the celebrity in question is Ryan Gosling or Bill Murray). The mother of a 4-year-old with bone cancer recently took to Facebook to describe how Christian Bale flew her whole family to Disneyland and hung out with them over lunch.
The Dark Knight Rises star flew 4-year-old leukemia patient Jayden Barber and his family out to California for lunch date at Disneyland’s Club 33 earlier this week.
“Finally can share!!! Christian sent us to LA and we had lunch at Disney club 33 on wed,” Barber’s mother wrote with a picture of the two on her Lighting the Batsignal for Jayden Facebook page. “He and his family were so awesome and down to earth!!!”
Charlene Barber continued by sharing her family’s experience with Bale at the Anaheim theme park, “The entire interaction was like old friends having lunch. Jayden did not get star struck but was well aware of who we were with!”
“They talked movies and super Heros an he was genuinely happy to hear about everything Jayden wanted to tell him. Christian, his wife and daughter are three of the most beautiful people we have ever met!
According to WYTV in Ohio, Barber was undergoing chemotherapy for bone cancer for two years before it turned into MDS leukemia last year. Jayden is now in remission. [E!]
Some people might say that hanging out with a sick kid for a meal requires very little of a rich and famous actor, but I give Christian Bale all the credit in the world, because sick kids creep me the hell out. If that kid even had a lisp I would’ve demanded a hazmat suit, I’m not taking any chances.
My sources also tell me that when they were talking movies, non-starstruck Jayden asked Bale, “Okay, so you were fighting Bane and he beat you up and broke your back, because you were too slow and old. So then you lived in some Tibetan prison with ropes for a bed for a few months, and when you came back you beat him up? What the hell kind of sense does that make? No offense, bro, but for a minute there I felt like the cancer had spread to my brain.”
I included this picture just because. [via ThisStuffisAwesome]