It was a beautiful, yet absolutely heartbreaking moment at last Thursday’s Red Nose Day on NBC when Jack Black broke down in tears while filming with homeless children in Uganda.
In this video, Black spends the day with a homeless boy, Felix, who lives on the streets of Uganda. Felix shows Black the unsanitary place, in between piles of garbage, where he lays his head at night amongst hundreds of other homeless children and adults. He shares with Black his biggest dream of getting an education.
There’s a tear-jerking moment, as they lie in Felix’s “bed,” when he tells Black that he does not want to stay on the streets. Our heartstrings are tugged when Felix tells Black that he wants to go home with him, and he must explain why he cannot take Felix out of this dreadful life on the streets.
He may not have been able to take Felix home that day, but he has used Felix as inspiration to encourage others to give money to help children all over the world. The money from Red Nose Day goes to helping kids like Felix get an education, food to eat and maybe even a safe, hygienic place to sleep.
Black was not the only celebrity in attendance to raise money for kids in poverty, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Seth Meyers, Gwenyth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Martin, official Mikal Watts, the entire cast of Game of Thrones, amongst many other A-listers showed up to raise money for this wonderful cause.
You can donate any amount of money to the charities of Red Nose Day here.