Fans of Louis Tomlinson know him to be a kind and generous man. One Direction star Louis is generous with both his cash and his time as he looked to use his fortune to help others. Given Tomlinson’s kind nature, it is baffling how some elements in the press seem to delight in reporting on Louis in a negative way. Tomlinson prefers to keep a low profile when it comes to his charitable effort, but Louis’ tendency to offer a helping hand to those in need is something that should be celebrated by One Direction fans and the wider public.
Just yesterday the Mirror reported how Louis had reached out to help a young British couple who were stranded in Vietnam after a motorcycle accident. Backpackers Rhys Sykes and Sarah Liddle, who come from Tomlinson’s home town were left stuck in Vietnam after the crash left Sarah with a badly broken leg. The couple needed to raise over $20,000 for a medical evacuation flight back to the U.K. and set up a crowdfunding appeal.
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Tomlinson became aware of their plight and stepped in to cover the cost of their flights home. Sarah’s delighted family thanked Tomlinson for his assistance.
“Louis heard about our appeal to get Rhys and Sarah home and his mum got in touch saying how upset he was to hear about what had happened and how he would like to help.”
“Louis gave a very sizeable donation to the fund and we would like to say a very big thank you to Louis and his family for being so kind.”
Tomlinson’s fans are well aware of Louis giving nature and his involvement with Believe In Magic, a charity that makes dreams come true for seriously and terminally ill children. Back in August Louis, and his mother, Johannah Deakin, hosted a Cinderella-themed ball at London’s natural history museum. The Daily Mail reported that Louis enlisted Liam Payne to help out at the ball which is believed to have raised some $7.5 million for the charity as well as giving the sick kids and their families a night they will never forget. It was widely reported at the time that Tomlinson donated $3 million of his own cash to the charity.
Whilst Tomlinson’s generosity is eye-popping it is perhaps the small things he does behind the scenes that really melt your heart. As was reported in The Inquisitr back in January Sarah Hext and her family were Louis guested at the Cinderella ball. Sarah told us that when they arrived at their hotel in London a team of tailors were on hand to fit out her three children, the boys, Harvey and Spencer, in Ralph Lauren suits and their sister Olivia in a made-to-measure silk dress. Sarah had nothing but praise for Louis and his mother.
“Louis and Jay have given us precious memories with Harvey and all of our children and that is priceless, we have so many beautiful photos of Harvey to look back on in some amazing places!”
“People don’t know the real Louis, Jay has told me that when Louis suffers a bad press day he says to her ‘come on mum, let’s make someone happy today.’ That’s the kind of man Louis is. Louis Tomlinson is very grounded, he is family orientated and both Louis and Jay hold a very special place in my family’s hearts.”
Of course, it is not just those in need that Tomlinson reaches out to, Louis is quick to remember those who have been kind to him. According to the Daily Star Louis, has never forgotten a teacher who taught him psychology in school before he went on to become one of the biggest pop-stars in the world. Louis flew teacher Simon Cartlidge and his girlfriend to Spain as his guests at a One Direction concert Madrid. Tomlinson even took the couple out for a meal afterwards.
Tomlinson’s teacher described him as “full of energy and great fun to be around,” something Louis showed us during One Direction’s appearance on James Corden’s Late Late Show. Who will ever forget Tomlinson acting as a bond villains cat during Niall Horan’s audition for the role of James Bond?
Tomlinson has shown himself to be kind, generous, thoughtful, amusing, and grounded. It makes you wonder why some in the media seem to think that these qualities are something that should be attacked.
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