Monday, March 3, 2008
Actors Behaving Well, Part I
A heart-warming story about a man who is not only a tremendous actor, but a genuinely good person.
Subject: Denzel Washington, and Brooks Army Medical Center
Denzel Washington and his family visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas (BAMC) recently. BAMC cares for soldiers who have been evacuated from Germany after tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and specializes in burn victims.
On-base housing is provided for soldiers being treated at BAMC. These homes, called Fisher Houses, are available to families at little or no charge. BAMC has a number of these houses on base; however, they are usually filled.
While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, he toured one of the Fisher Houses, and asked how much each home cost to build.
He then took his check book out and wrote a check for the full amount for one Fisher House on the spot.
Sad, but in this day and age, when Brittney Spears and Paris Hilton make the news daily for behaving badly, the Denzel Washington story did not make any newspaper except the local newspaper in San Antonio.