There are some very good people in the world, but often times we don't realize just how generous and kind some celebrities can be. Danny DeVito may be one of America's favorite actors, but he is also happens to be one of the best people.
Sure, he is super talented, but he is a lot more than that. Whether it is his costars or even strangers that he doesn't know, there are many stories that prove he is an absolute gem and we are lucky to have him.
How He Helped Mara Wilson on the set of Matilda
Mara Wilson was cast as Matilda when she was just a child. Even though DeVito played her horrible father, his real persona was a lot more comforting and kind.
Wilson explained that when they were filming the movie her mother was diagnosed with cancer. DeVito and his wife, Rhea Perlman, felt stepped up to help out with the young actress. Wilson said, "I was eight years old. It was very hard... and they were very nice. While my mom was sick and in the hospital, they would invite me over and take care of me and get my mind off things. I felt very familial."
This family wasn't supposed to be a supportive environment on film, but in reality this little group of people came together when one of them was experiencing a real life traumatic experience.