Tom Cruise helped a victim of a hit and run accident. He pulled over, called 911, followed the ambulance to the hospital and even checked up on the victim the next day and paid the $7,000 bill. Tom Cruise is widely known for his kindness and empathy, but he never brags about it or talks about his own actions. Rather, people who have met him and interacted with him share their stories (such as with the photo caption).

This act of kindness is an example of how Cruise always strives to help people around him. His personal philosophy is “I’ve always looked at things in terms of, is this helping people, or is it not helping people? Is this helping the world?” [Source]

Cruise’s outlook on life reflects his beliefs as a member of the Scientology faith. He lives by The Code of Honor, written by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, and owns a plaque of it. It includes advice such as “1. Never desert a comrade in need, in danger or in trouble.”

Other Acts of Kindness by Cruise

Recently the actor spoke at the graduation ceremony of the Baron-Brown Acting Studio on July 14, 2013. He went to speak to the aspiring actors of the school about the secrets of making it big. A student in the crowd, Marc Salgia, recorded the entire speech and wrote in the video’s description on YouTube: “Tom Cruise graciously spoke at the graduation ceremony …. The man’s integrity and sincerity shine forth.”

This is in addition to the charities that Tom Cruise supports including UNICEF, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.