We all should aspire to be a “friend” like George Clooney! #JustSaying
Rande Gerber recently sat down with MSNBC’s Headliner [Click on the video above] and revealed that in 2013, actor/director George Clooney gifted he and 14 other friends with $1 million dollars!
Here’s how it all happened…..
According to Rande:
“There’s a group of guys that we call ‘The Boys.’ George had called me and ‘The Boys’ and said, ‘Hey, mark September 27, 2013 on your calendar. Everyone’s going to come to my house for dinner.”
When the guest arrived at George’s house, they saw black suitcases at each spot around the dinner table, to which George stated:
“Listen, I want you guys to know how much you’ve meant to me and how much you mean to me in my life. I came to L.A., I slept on your couch. I’m so fortunate in my life to have all of you and I couldn’t be where I am today without all of you. So it was really important to me that while we’re still all here together, that I give back. So I want you all to open your suitcases.”
Rande states that EVERYONE opened their suitcases and found $1 million dollars in $20 dollar bills.
“Every one of us [14 of us] got a million dollars. Every single one of us. We’re in shock. Like, what is this?”
To which George replied:
“I know we’ve all been through some hard times, some of you are still going through it. You don’t have to worry about your kids, you don’t have to worry about, you know, school, you don’t have to worry about paying your mortgage”
According to Rande, even though he’s successful, some of their friends were really struggling. One even riding a bike to work everyday, however they helped George during tough times within his life.
But that wasn’t it, George went on to say:
“Not only that, I have paid everyone’s taxes so this million dollars is yours!”
Rande admits that he pulled George aside stating that he couldn’t take the money from him, which prompted George to make an announcement saying:
“I’m going to make one announcement. If Rande doesn’t take the million dollars, nobody gets it.”
So Rande says he took the money but donated it to charitable organizations, ending his story with:
“This is who George is……”
How amazing?! You don’t have to pay friends $1 million dollars to show your appreciation! But don’t forget to do so…..