There will always be celebrity drama to indulge in, but there have been some pretty high-profile incidents lately. From the Will Smith slapping Chris rock saga at the recent Oscars. And even more recent, everyone’s favorite pirate, Johnny Depp, and his court case with his ex-wife, Amber Heard. No one could have expected the stories that Amber had to tell about her and Johnny Depp’s relationship. It certainly shattered a few of his fan’s ideals about the hilarious scallywag we know so well from the screens of our TVs.
There might be a few eyebrows raised over the case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Many people have expressed online how they are now seeing him in a different light. For any, not a good one at that. That being said, what remains a constant is Johnny’s remarkable ability to bring smiles to the faces of pretty much anyone he meets.
Johnny Depp is a Hero to Many
Many celebrities struggle with the constant rush of fans and their demands. When out in public, you are always on duty because there are always eyes watching. This can become exhausting, and it explains why so many celebrities keep to themselves. Trying to keep a low profile in public so they do not draw in as much attention. Johnny Deep is the exception to this rule, and he always makes his fans feel right at home when they meet.
He generally has a friendly smile, and something funny to say, making him a favorite to interview on the red carpet. In particular, Johnny Depp shows his support for his younger fans. He has been seen many times visiting children’s hospitals and schools dressed up in full-pirate gear portraying the role of Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean. He would always bring an enormous amount of laughter and excitement to the children he meets there.
There is no question that his current court battle with Heard has affected his image, but, there is no denying the good that Johnny brings into this world. Children are our future, and when nurtured and loved, they will carry that forward into the future with them.
Jack Sparrow Visits Children’s Hospital
One of the most depressing places can be a children’s hospital. There is nothing worse than seeing young people suffering. One of the best remedies in the world is maintaining high spirits. It is hard when you are surrounded by other children who are sick and afraid, scary hospital equipment, and barely a window to stare out of. For the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, the young patients were thrilled to receive a visit from none other than Captain Jack Sparrow! A Pirate Party was held in his honor.
Johnny was met with some bewildered faces as he entered in his getup, but he entered the hospital saying, “I have no sword, I come in peace,” which definitely broke the ice. He did not pass by one child without interacting with them, and he managed to maintain that iconic Captain Sparrow personality throughout his entire visit – except this time there was no rum! “He took the time to really engage with them and make them smile and laugh.” said the hospital’s spokeswoman, Pamela Dawson.
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Johnny Depp Warmed their Hearts
Sarah Kertchner is the mother of a little girl called Madison who was admitted to one of the hospitals that Johnny Depp visited. She said: “He never broke character once and was so generous with his time. He was truly here for the kids. It brought tears to my eyes to see how special he made each one feel.”
One of the best things about his visit to the hospital was the fact that Depp’s representatives called the hospital and asked them if it was ok, not the other way around! Pamela Dawson helped organize the whole thing, and she actually managed to keep the excitement on the down-low very well, because some of the doctors and nurses didn’t even know what to do when they saw a pirate traipsing down the corridor, or entering their patient’s room that day.
This just goes to show that everyone will have an opinion on Johnny Depp, and not all of them might be good as of late, but, that does not deny the good that he does bring into this world. It’s for the kids, after all.
- “Johnny Depp visits children’s hospital dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow.” ABC News. MICHAEL ROTHMAN and JUSTIN TASOLIDES.