EMMA THOMPSON: GENEROSITY WITHOUT FANFARE

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We couldn’t help being impressed by Emma Thompson’s good heart. We didn’t know that five years ago she “adopted” a sixteen year old boy who was a homeless Rwandan refugee. She brought him home to live with her family and has been paying for his education. The young man (pictured above) named Tindyebwa Agaba, is now in his second year at Emma’s alma mater, Cambridge University , aiming toward a degree in politics. He plans to become a lawyer and return to his country. Generous Emma gave him a life.

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Posted by hoodlum on June 27, 2008

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  1. By Rosalita
    On June 27, 2008 at

    I’ve always liked her.
    She’s a great lady!
    Talented and kind.

  2. By Prideful Kittee
    On June 27, 2008 at

    That’s class!

  3. By Callisto
    On June 27, 2008 at

    Wow what a wonderful story. That is such an amazing thing she did.

  4. By starlightbaby
    On June 27, 2008 at

    What a wonderful thing for her to do. Now that’s class!

  5. By Anonymous
    On June 27, 2008 at

    Hey Angelina Jolie, you baby-buying, self-promoting phony: this is how you do it. You don’t use homeless orphans as publicity stunts. You simply open your heart, your home and your wallet to a needy person, and you shut your mouth. Bravo to you, Emma Thompson!

  6. By Anonymous
    On June 27, 2008 at

    What a great story and what a great lady. I’m curious as to why Janet put “adopted” in quotation marks. Is he not really adopted?

  7. By Anonymous
    On June 27, 2008 at

    Emma is a wonderful lady and a true talent. Tindyebwa is a special young man-his entire outlook is to use his talents and blessings to help others.
    All the best to them both.

  8. By skeptic
    On June 27, 2008 at

    It’s easy to be a humanitarian when you are filthy rich. It’s also good PR.

  9. By Anonymous
    On June 27, 2008 at

    Emma Thompson and Meredith Vierra look a like…

  10. By Sesame Avenue
    On June 27, 2008 at

    Oh that’s nice of her and all that…but she most likely got him a scholarship from some movie studio. Or, could this be a photo-op? Or, who knows, except it is super-boring.

  11. By gerard Vandenberg
    On June 27, 2008 at

    This boy looks abit like MICHAEL JACKSON in his early days, NOT?

  12. By Anonymous
    On June 30, 2008 at

    This is an old story, but heartwarming none the less. Good work Emma!

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