We all need a friend like George Clooney.
The Hollywood superstar made headlines by gifting 14 close friends 1$ million each in cash, and now he’s explained his actions.
“I just thought basically if I get hit by a bus, they’re all in the will,” he said. “So why the f–-k am I waiting to get hit by a bus?”
“I packed in a million bucks, cash, which isn’t as much as you think it is, weight-wise, into these Tumi bags,”
“I was a single guy. All of us were aging. I was 52 or something. And most of my friends are older than me. And I thought, what I do have are these guys . . . I’ve slept on their couches when I was broke. They loaned me money when I was broke. They helped me when I needed help over the years . . . And I thought, you know, without them I don’t have any of this.”
“I just held up a map and I just pointed to all the places I got to go in the world and all the things I’ve gotten to see because of them. And I said, ‘How do you repay people like that?’” he said. “And I said, ‘Oh, well: How about a million bucks?’”
What a kind gesture.