Johnny Depp is by no means a perfect role model, but the actor has showed time and time again that he has a soft spot for children.
Depp’s latest good deed for his youngest fans once again saw him donning his Captain Jack Sparrow attire and visiting hospital patients, this time at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.
According to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Pirates of the Caribbean star visited with the kids for more than five hours, spending one-on-one time with each patient, who ranged in age from newborns to teenagers.
Patients at BC Children’s Hospital were delighted by a visit today with one of the world’s most famous pirates, Captain Jack Sparrow. Actor Johnny Depp showed he has a heart of gold by spending more than 5 hours meeting one-on-one with every patient, from newborns to teens. . . #jacksparrow #captainjacksparrow #johnnydepp #mybcch #bcch #vancouver #yvr #piratesofthecaribbean #disney #pirate #potc #potc5 #disneypiratesofthecaribbean
“Meeting Captain Jack was a dream come true for my daughter,” said Susan Kertcher, whose 7-year-old daughter Madison is a patient at the hospital and served as one of Depp’s tour guides throughout the facility.
“He never broke character once and was so generous with his time. He was truly here for the kids and it brought tears to my eyes to see how special he made each one feel.”
Depp reportedly travels with his authentic Captain Jack outfit should the opportunity for a surprise visit present itself. In this case, the Oscar-nominated actor was shooting the movie Richard Says Goodbye in Canada, when he decided to switch into his memorable alter ego and swing by the hospital during a break in filming.
In April, Depp transformed into Captain Jack for a different surprise, popping up on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland as part of the promotion for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Just saw Johnny Depp @Disneyland on Pirates of the Caribbean dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow!!! #DeadMenTellNoTales pic.twitter.com/5VW8SpGAIg
— Clay Smitty Plays (@ClaySmittyPlays) April 27, 2017
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