I have been thinking about a post like this for a few weeks but unfortunately there wasn’t anyone really worthy of it…till now.
On July 20, 2012 the world was rocked by the news of a psychotic asshole who though it was a good idea to bust into the Dark Knight premier in Aurora, CO and lay waste to the place. In the weeks to follow there were horrifying witness accounts of what happened, but there was one story that touched my heart.
Usually when something as heinous as this happens celebrities run in front of any camera they can find and talk about how they felt about it. This makes me sick to my stomach because this shits not about them. The spotlight should be on the people who are suffering and not some asshole looking for attention.
There was however one celebrity that did the right thing in my eyes. The Dark Knight himself, Christian Bale quietly flew to Aurora and met with victims and police officers. He didn’t do it for the press or the recognition, he did it because it was the right thing to do.
Yesterday I heard another story about Bale that made me want to write this post as well. He received word that there was a little boy named Jayden Barber who was suffering through cancer. The boy’s only wish in life was to meet the “real Batman.” Bale not only met Jayden, he flew him and his family out to California for a vacation in Dinsneyland. Bale spent the whole time talking to Jayden, and simply just making this young boy’s dreams come true.
Say what you will about Bale, this guy gets some major points from me.