Zendaya Ordered Her Bodyguard To Stop Pushing Her Fans Away, And 23 Other Wholesome Celebrity Stories That Are Very Heartwarming

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most wholesome encounter they've had with a famous person, and oh boy, did they deliver. Here are their wonderful stories.

Alexis from "Schitt's Creek" warmly putting her hands together

1.Will Ferrell:

Will Ferrell of 'Downhill' attends the IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village
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Ferrell signing autographs to employees at a hotel when he wasn't allowed to

2.Dolly Parton:

Parton performing in California in 2014
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Parton offering food from her personal buffet tables to Dollywood workers
Parton remembering certain Dollywood workers a year later

3.Ricky Martin:

Martin at an album release party in 2013
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Martin talking to a young fan at the height of "Livin' la Vida Loca"

4.Whoopi Goldberg:

Goldberg at the Oscars in 2018
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Goldberg meeting a fan at Comic Con, and telling him to just call her "Whoopi"

5.Carrie Fisher:

Fisher attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards in 2015
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A fan telling Carrie Fisher "I love you!" and her responding "I know"

6.Jennifer Hudson:

Hudson speaks at the "RESPECT" reception in 2021
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Hudson singing with a fan while he played the ukulele

7.Britney Spears:

Spears performing in Las Vegas in 2016
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Spears telling a fan at a show in Vegas that she was really pretty

8.Philip Seymour Hoffman:

Philip Seymour Hoffman posing for a portrait in 2007
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Seymour Hoffman admiring a teenager for seeing his Broadway show, "A Long Day's Journey into Night"

9.Tracy Morgan:

Morgan at the Vulture Festival in 2018
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Morgan speaking to people at a pizza place for 30 minutes about being thankful for the life you have

10.Julie Andrews:

Andrews on her book tour in 2019
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Andrews late for her dinner reservation, and tipping the hostess $50

11.James Earl Jones:

James Earl Jones at the premiere for "The Gin Game" in 2015
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Earl Jones eating at a diner in Michigan
Earl Jones paying for a fan's breakfast and giving him an autographed copy of the newspaper he was reading

12.Steve Buscemi:

Steve Buscemi at the "The Dead Don't Die" premiere in 2019
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Buscemi having dinner with someone every year on 9/11 because her father (a firefighter) died in the attacks

13.Princess Diana:

Princess Diana wearing a hat in the late '80s
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Princess Diana giving a pregnant woman a chair at an event

14.Michael Jordan:

Jordan holding up the MVP award at the NBA All-Star game in 1998
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Jordan tipping a golf caddie $600

15.Joshua Jackson:

Jackson at the "Little Fires Everywhere" set visit, 2019
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Jackson giving a fan's sister his coffee at LAX so she wouldn't miss her flight

16.Keanu Reeves:

Reeves at the "John Wick: Chapter 3" press conference in 2019
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Reeves reenacting the dodge motion from "The Matrix" to a fan

17.Amy Poehler:

Poehler at a Women in Film gala in 2019
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Pharrell at the Oscars in 2016
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Pharrell telling a security guard to move a fan in a wheel chair up on stage as he was performing

19.Elliot Page:

Page at the Met Gala in 2021
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Page apologizing to his fan about his dog freaking out, and high-fiving the fan and letting them pet his dog

20.Whitney Houston:

Houston at BET's 25th anniversary show in 2005
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Houston giving balloons from "The Princess Diaries 2" to a fan as a birthday gift

21.B.B. King:

King performing in London in 2011
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King talking to a fan before playing a gig at a college

22.Taylor Swift:

Swift at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020
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Swift listening to a fan talk about her anxiety, and calling her an angel

23.Angelina Jolie:

Jolie at the United Nations in 2017
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Jolie listening to a fan talk to her about her anxiety and cancer; Jolie then visiting the hospital to deliver toys

24.And Zendaya:

Zendaya at a GQ event in Australia in 2019
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Zendaya ordering her bodyguard to stop pushing her fans away

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

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