[PIC] Christian Bale at hospital…sent in by viewer named Amanda. pic.twitter.com/iIomxCyP
— jeremyjojola (@jeremyjojola) July 24, 2012
— SwedishMedicalCenter (@SwedishHospital) July 24, 2012
File under: AWESOME.
Christian Bale, star of “The Dark Knight Rises,” is in Aurora today visiting victims of Friday’s horrific shooting.
Christian Bale arrived in Aurora, Colo. today to visit victims injured during Friday’s shooting at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” The Batman actor was seen at the Medical Center of Aurora, and hospital personnel were overheard saying he was talking to patients.
Petitions asking the actor to visit Aurora were posted on Change.org following Friday’s shooting. Over the weekend, Bale released a statement regarding the massacre, saying “Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
Bale himself made the decision to travel to Aurora:
Twitterers praised Bale for his kindness:
— Lizzie Laster (@lizzielaster) July 24, 2012
— Rachel Lasseter (@Ralala909) July 24, 2012
— Odie Turner (@odieturner) July 24, 2012
Christian Bale is a pretty cool guy. Visited the victims in Colorado. Probably made some peoples days. Classy dude in my book.
— Rude's Sweat Hog (@WaterTrashGuy) July 24, 2012
Christian Bale in Aurora visiting the shooting victims. That's just awesome. Sad it had to be, but awesome nonetheless.
— Stefanie Gordon (@Stefmara) July 24, 2012
— German AV (@germanNOTgerman) July 24, 2012
http://t.co/HJMZwTQd THAT is awesome. Human kindness is the only true way to overcome evil.
— Autumn Lange (@AutumnMatik) July 24, 2012
— Mike Lohman (@Shure_Mike) July 24, 2012
Great respect for Christian Bale, visiting injured kids in a hospital in Colorado #truehero
— Sam Ashby (@Smashby25) July 24, 2012
I have the utmost respect for Christian Bale in donating his time to visit the victims of the CO theater shooting.. #Respect
— Doug Faulk (@JustDougieD) July 24, 2012
This isn’t the first time Bale has gone above and beyond and reached out to people in need. He also attempted to visit dissident and forced-abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng when he was still in China. Bale was beaten up and kept from seeing Chen, but he offered his solidarity and vowed to raise awareness.
Kudos to Mr. Bale. He really is Batman.