Random Act of Kindness

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Regardless which ending is true, as Gateway Pundit reports, Denzel Washington is More Than An Actor. Gateway Pundit sets up the story this way:

Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC (Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio,Texas) the other day. This is where soldiers that have been evac'd from Germany come to be hospitalized in the States, especially burn victims.

They have buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base but as you can imagine, they are almost completely filled most of the time.

Now, here's where the story, as propogated via email, apparently extrapolates from actual events:

While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build. He took his check book out and wrote a check for the full amount right there on the spot.

However, as the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer quotesFisher House Foundation spokesman Jim Weiskopf:

He and his wife were very impressed with what they saw, and in fact he and his wife have pledged to make a substantial donation to us, but he did not whip out his checkbook and write a check on the spot.

In either case, kudos to Mr. Washington for even making the trip, and spending time with wounded soldiers. That he pledged to donate to building another Fisher House doesn't seem to be disputed. And extra kudos for not making a media event to display how great a person he is for his charity - as so many celebs would do, or have done.