Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This is what puts you a step above other young actors Zac.....
Covenant House Vancouver works with homeless and at risk youth living on Vancouver streets. Through our continuum of care, Covenant House Vancouver exists for those young people for whom there is often no one else - young people who have either willingly fled physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse or those who have been forced from their homes.
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens walked by our building at Drake & Seymour in Vancouver the other day. A young man (we’ll call him James) who has been staying in our crisis shelter was standing outside. Zac said hello, and he stopped to talk. James loves movies. He dreams of being an actor. If he can turn it around, he’d like to pursue acting one day. And Zac took the time to chat and hear his story, very directly asking James why he was at Covenant House, and James answered honestly, sharing details about his experience on the street as Zac listened intently.
When their conversation came to an end, James was hoping for an autograph. Zac wasn’t carrying anything with him so they said goodbye and he left…only the next day, a package was delivered to James at Covenant House Vancouver and inside the package was a photo and on the photo Zac had written a personal message to James, with kindness and compassion, encouraging him to stick with his program at Covenant House, and signing Love, Zac.
You cannot imagine how excited James is. Yes, it was cool to meet a celebrity, yes it was cool to get his autograph, but it’s even cooler that Zac not only remembered his name, but kept thinking about him afterwards, thought about it enough to make sure James received his note.
Sometimes that’s all it takes.
Thanks to LaineyGossip.com for the story