As an actor whose body of work spans over three decades, Johnny Depp is known for many things. Depp’s work on the classic horror film “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and his bit on the much loved show, 21 Jump Street would spawn an impressive career that landed Depp leading roles in perennial favorites like Edward Scissorhands, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Benny and Joon. Moving performances in these offbeat crowd pleasers would eventually lead Depp to a memorable role in the blockbuster hits from the Pirates of the Caribbean Series. While Depp has established himself over the years as a top notch actor he is most recently making headlines for something else.
Depp is currently busy filming the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series in Australia, but took some time off of the set in order to meet some ill children at Lady Cliento Children’s Hospital.
Dressed in full Captain Jack Sparrow attire, Johnny Depp made the rounds meeting with children currently staying in the hospital. He talked with the kids and was found happily posing for pictures with the patients. One child’s mom noted that, “It was really beautiful. Everyone kept on trying to move him on, but he kept on coming back” to be with the kids.
Depp’s surprise visit to this children’s hospital is a heartwarming story when you imagining the delight that these unexpecting ill children must have felt. What is equally impressive, however, is Depp’s continued commitment to a number of causes. A quick look into the topic reveals that while Depp’s philanthropic efforts are expansive, his commitment to aiding ill children is clearly established. To all of those who give of their time, energy and resources to aiding others, we must say thank you. And hopefully this sort of high-profile volunteer work will inspire others.