George Clooney arrives on the red carpet at the 15th anniversary screening of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" during the 53rd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Sept. 29. File Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI | License Photo
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- George Clooney stopped by the Social Bite Café in Edinburgh, Scotland to grab a bite to eat and leave a $1,000 tip to help their homeless relief efforts.
The 54-year-old Hollywood hunk also supported the cafe's "suspended" coffee and food program, where a customer could pay for a menu item that a local homeless person could claim.
All of the bushiness's profits go towards helping the homeless, so it's no surprise that a quarter of its employees used to live on the streets.
People magazine reported that cafe's founder, Josh Littlejohn, invited Clooney for a sandwich since the actor was in-town to promote Not On Our Watch, a charity he co-founded with fellow actors Matt Damon and Brad Pitt.
Littlejohn and his employees were no less than excited.
"For many of our team who until recently lived on the streets, this is a really amazing thing to look forward to."
One of the cafe's employees shared her starstruck moment on Twitter saying: "So George Clooney is beautiful in real life!!!! Fab morning at work seeing him!!"
Upon his arrival Clooney was greeted by fans who were waiting to greet him outside the cafe since 7 a.m.
In the midst of snapping photos the Tomorrowland actor told reporters that he was happy to support such a philanthropic effort.
"It's pretty amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing it. I haven't seen it up close yet," Clooney said. "I like what they're doing. I think it's a very important cause. I think the idea that we can all participate in everyone's difficulties is really important. You can help people out by buying a sandwich."
According to InStyle magazine this isn't Clooney's first dip in the "philanthropic pond." The star recently adopted a 4-year-old shelter dog named Millie.