Funnyman Russell Brand brought a needy man to tears after generously offering to buy him a ticket home for the holidays.
The British actor was heading into London department store Harrods on Tuesday (23Dec08) when he was approached by a homeless man selling U.K. charity magazine The Big Issue.
And the comedian got into the Christmas spirit by offering him nearly $800 (GBP500) so he could travel north to be with his parents.
An onlooker tells WENN, "Russell was about to enter Harrods when he was approached by a Big Issue vendor. The man told Russell he wanted to go home for Christmas but couldn't afford it.
"So Russell dug deep into his pocket, giving him the money to take a train to see his elderly parents in the north of England.
"The man was reduced to tears, telling Russell he had made his Christmas."