The bean town boy is doing some good here. Just to let you know this shouldn’t be billed as a publicity stunt. Ben has been friends with this kid for about 10 years now. So it refreshing to see a celebrity do something like this for someone else over time. More from perez…..
With all the celebrities that have been behaving badly lately, it’s really refreshing to see on that’s doing good – for all the right reasons.
Ben Affleck was the very special commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony for Falls Church High School seniors in Fairfax, Virginia, on Friday.
The actor was there for one special reason, his years-long genuine friendship with 19-year-old Joe Kindregan, an inspiring young man he met almost ten years ago on a film shoot at Dulles International Airport in the D.C. area.
Joe was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disease ataxia-telangiectasia in 1996.
The two met when the Kindregans came to Dulles to watch a crew shoot the film Forces of Nature,which starred Affleck. Affleck noticed Kindregan in his wheelchair and struck up a conversation.
They have remained close friends since.
“Everything I learned about life that really matters, I learned from Joe,” Affleck told the graduating class.
Kindregan introduced Affleck to the audience by saying “He is married to the cutest girl (Jennifer Garner) … but most important he is the best friend you could ever have.”
Garner was also in attendance for the big day on Friday.
Congrats to Joe and all the graduates!