(ABC NEWS) — One French tourist's kind-hearted gesture captured the world's attention for a very unique reason.
"I gave my doggy bag to a homeless [man], and the homeless is Richard Gere," Karine Gombeau, the woman whose action made headlines, told ABC News.
Gombeau, a Paris native, says she was visiting New York's famous Little Italy neighborhood last week when she saw a man sifting through the garbage. Assuming he was homeless, she gave him her leftover pizza, having no idea that he's actually Hollywood mega-star Richard Gere.
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"He was going through a bin, I had food with me," she explained. "I thought, 'He should have my pizza instead of going through that bin."