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Published: Thursday, Nov. 28 2013 4:00 a.m. MST

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george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Magic has to have; Desire, Believe, and Expectations. Than Imagination, Attitude, and Perseverance. The story gave me chills to think that good people giving good gifts. Their presents.

Mark from Montana
Davis County, UT

I admit I am not the brightest bulb in the pack, but isn't the idea of Hollywood 'big wigs' serving food just so much pat myself on the back? They get seen, their egos bet built up and they can feel good about themselves for a few days. At the end of their 2 or 4 or even 8 hour working shift, they go back to their 10 million dollar home and shower then eat a big meal out at some fancy place. They even think about the homeless, the guy living paycheck to paycheck, or the woman doing who knows what to survive.

Show me a man or woman that is helping out every day and I will give them my respect. Show me one who has sold the fancy house and given the money to a shelter anonymously, and I will believe she is sincere. Until then, they are nothing more then big egos trying to put themselves in the spotlight even more.

The same applies to every politician from Senator Hatch to President Obama.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

This story should never be published. It is shameful and opportunistic self promotion.

Instead, how about a story on the famous people who show up to help the less-fortunate on the days when the do NOT expect to milk their actions for publicity value.

And, even more, how about recognizing the average Americans who volunteer to do this on a regular basis. They are the true heroes deserving recognition and praise, even though they probably would seek to avoid it.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Celebrities. Society's unsung heroes.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Hollywood celebrities ARE the less fortunate.

BigEasySLC
Salt Lake City, UT

OF COURSE it's all about self-promotion and a bit of ego boost to go along with it ("Look at me, I am such a caring, wonderful person, at least on this one day a year, and to inspire the Little People, I will be sure my publicist tells the paparazzi all about it in advance, so the Unwashed Masses may be sufficiently inspired by my magnanimous example!") and sadly, it's just par for the course for at least 95% of the celebrities in the public eye today.

That said, I have recently noticed a local Payday Loan company (legalized loan-sharks who prey on the poor, desperate and foolish of our community) running ads stating that "they" are holding a "charity" clothing drive, and want private citizens to donate, while the payday lenders collect all the kudos and a lot of free publicity. Literally makes me sick to my stomach...

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

All I can say is it would take a lot to have the desire to do that. May be that's what makes them desirable.

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