British actor Tom Hardy is best known to American movie audiences as the villain Bane in the latest installment of the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, but in reality he is really quite a softie.
The actor took time out on Tuesday to take a 23-year-old cancer sufferer on a lunch date during a break from her treatments. Kayleigh Duff recently appeared on a British morning talk show to discuss her rare form of liver cancer and mentioned during the interview that meeting Hardy would be a dream come true for her, reports the Daily Mail.
And as luck would have it, the sister of Hardy’s fiancée, Charlotte Riley, was watching the show and she quickly set up the surprise date with help from Kayleigh’s best friend.
After meeting Hardy, Kayleigh told the Canterbury Times, “I nearly died when I saw him. I was shaking.” She added, “We had lunch and tea and scones and he bought me a diamond necklace.”
It is always awesome when you hear about actors doing things like this for their fans and it kinda restores faith in humanity and little bit! Its pretty awesome if you ask me!