10+ Stars With a Good Heart That Are Making This World a Better Place

Some people think that all stars do is appear on the red carpet and smile at the cameras. Many of them do everything they can to make this world a better place. Some of them donate large amounts of money, and some use their popularity to attract public attention to the problems nobody had noticed before.

We at CHEERY have learned about the stars that turned out to be so cool in real life that they deserve to be called superheroes.

1. Zendaya

The star of Euphoria and Spider-Man has already taken part in a series of charity projects. Since the age of 18, she has hosted fundraisers for different causes: from helping starving children to fighting for women’s rights. She’s also traveled to Africa to help orphans, and right now, she’s taking part in a campaign, the purpose of which is to provide schools in not-so-rich neighborhoods with modern technologies.

2. Lady Gaga

The singer and actress has openly said that she was an outcast at school: her classmates even threw her into a dumpster once. And now, she’s helping teenagers from all over the world. In 2011, together with her mother, she organized the Born This Way Foundation that doesn’t only protect children from bullying, but also pays a lot of attention to their psychological health. The thing is, Gaga herself had a long fight with panic attacks and other problems, which is why she understands just how important this issue is.

“We need to bring mental health into the light. We need to share our stories so that global mental health no longer resides and festers in the darkness.”

3. Robert Downey Jr.

Just like his character, Tony Stark, Robert is a true philanthropist. He supports a lot of charity organizations, and also started his own foundation The ​​Footprint Coalition to clean the environment with nanotechnologies and AI. The actor also visits children’s hospitals and makes the patients smile the entire day.

4. Emma Watson

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Hermione, whom everyone loves, has become a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. She’s actively fighting for gender equality, promotes education for girls, and has even visited Bangladesh and Zambia as part of her humanitarian efforts.

“The chance to make a real difference is not an opportunity that everyone is given, and is one I have no intention of taking lightly.”

5. Elizabeth Olsen

The Marvel superhero is a superhero not just in movies. So, in 2018, she got an award from the Environmental Media Association for her active participation in environmental projects. Elizabeth was also a volunteer in Nicaragua, where she took part in fixing school desks and renovating the most necessary things. At the same time, the actress tries to keep most of her charity work in secret because it’s not something she wants to boast about.

6. Scarlett Johansson

Another famous superhero who is sure that there are far more important things than walking on the red carpet. So, in 2007, she didn’t even attend the Oscars because she went on a charity mission to India and Sri Lanka. Scarlett supports organizations fighting against cancer, famine, and the consequences of natural disasters, and she’s set up an initiative to protect women from harassment and discrimination.

7. Selena Gomez

In 2009, at the age of 17, the girl became the youngest UNICEF ambassador. And one month later, she went to Ghana and decided to help children from poor families.

“I got to meet teens, I got to meet children, I got to meet families. It was completely life-changing and eye-opening, and when we came back, we definitely had nothing to complain about.”

Later, she went to Chile, Nepal, and Kenya for the same reasons.

“You talk to these children, and you see hope, promise, and a bright future. The children of Nepal have taught me that with a lot of passion, optimism, and hard work, anything is possible. That’s the message I would like to convey to young people across the world: Believe in your dreams and pursue them.”

8. Justin Bieber

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Another young star who has been doing charity work for many years. He’s donated the money he earned with his concerts to the people that suffered from the earthquake in Japan and dozens of thousands of dollars to the people affected by the storm in Texas. And he also went to the Philippines after a storm there and helped build schools in Guatemala when he was only 19 years old.

“The kid loves people and, deep inside, wants to help make the world a better place.”

9. Miley Cyrus

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The singer and actress has participated in so many charitable events that it’s hard to count all of them. She’s even been called one of the most charitable celebrities. And in 2014, Miley set up the Happy Hippie Foundation, which fights the injustice that homeless, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable communities have to deal with.

“Young people should be able to enjoy their youth without worrying where their next meal is coming from.”

10. Taylor Swift

Taylor is so well known for helping those in need that the media even refers to her as an “angel”. She doesn’t only donate millions of dollars to various causes but also doesn’t neglect ordinary people. No matter who is in a difficult situation: a widow with 5 children or a guy that takes care of his sick mother — the singer helps everyone.

11. Ben Affleck

The successful actor and director once read an article about the inhabitants of Congo, and after that, he’s been there 5 times to find out how to help those people. And he has become the co-founder of Eastern Congo Initiative, an organization that has been doing everything in its power to make this region a better place.

“Outside my family and my work, this is it. This is my legacy. This is the thing I will be identified with. I take it extremely seriously.”

12. Chris Pratt

Apart from his generous donations, the actor loves taking part in good things himself. He’s visited children in hospitals many times, and he is certain that their smiles are among the best things in the world.

“I’ll never fail to be moved by the unbreakable spirit of a child.”

13. Brie Larson

Captain Marvel is a true fighter in real life. She fights for women’s rights and inspires not only our generation but also very young girls. She’s using her role to explain to girls that their power is unlimited.

And of course, she’s ready to contribute to a good cause. For example, in 2019, she united with her colleagues from the Avengers, and they donated more than $7 million to help people with diseases all over the world.

Did you know that these celebrities were so active? Whose position resonates with you the most?

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