Nicolas Cage is undeniably one of the most generous personalities in Hollywood today. Speaking of course to his $2 million donation to Amnesty International which was used for rehabilitation shelters and medical services to some of the 300,000 children forced to fight in conflicts around the world. He also donated $1 Million to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Recently Cage was honored by the United Nations for his work as a UN Ambassador for Global Justice.
Last weekend, the Academy Award winner was in Alabama filming his upcoming movie “Between Worlds”. While in the area, he visited a U.S. Coast Guard training center where he delivered a speech to a small crowd of Coast Guard service members and their families who helped with the rescue efforts following Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Irma in the Southeast.
“Through the many search and rescue missions and clearing the way so citizens can evacuate, we see the compassion that our military has for its people,” he said.
“The horror that these heroes experience during these search and rescue missions, will be etched in their hearts and minds forever. As a family man myself, I find it hard to imagine having to say goodbye to my family not knowing whether I will ever see them again. I can only imagine the bravery and strength it takes, working through floodwater, going door to door looking for survivors, pulling people out of the wreckage that they used to call home.”
A heart-warming moment indeed, for the modern-day heroes to be recognized and appreciated.
Ending his speech with a shaking voice, he concluded: “It is truly an honor to be with you, who put your lives on the line in these times of crisis, and I thank you for inviting me to be in the presence of such incredibly giant hearts and heroes.”
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