Humanity of a French tourist revealed by an incident happened while shooting a movie.
Karine Valnais Gombeau, a 42-year-old Parisian, spotted a man rummaging through trash in the streets of New York and she offered her pizza to him, not realizing it was Richard Gere making a movie.
The actor wore a knit cap pulled down over his ears, sifting through rubbish as she came out of a pizzeria near Grand Central station in Manhattan, with her husband and 15-year-old son, the New York Post reported on Sunday.
Without noticing, Gere, 64 asked her what was in the bag Gombeau offered him.
She replied "I said, 'Je suis desolee [I am sorry], but the pizza is cold.' "
"I tried to tell him in English, but it came out half in French," Later she told.
"He said, 'Thank you so much. God bless you,'" she said.
She left without knowing it was Gere making his new movie "Time Out of Mind," until the Post ran a photo of the moment two days later.
"It was magical . . . It's crazy, this story. It's unimaginable that something like this could happen," she added, adding she thought Gere, the star of "Pretty Woman" and "Chicago," was "very handsome, even at his age."