George Clooney Once Gifted $1 Million to the 14 Friends That Helped Him Move to LA

December 15, 2017

Maybe next time you shouldn’t dodge your friend when they ask you to help them move.

George Clooney had an amazing thank you gift to the 14 friends that helped him move into his new home in Los Angeles.

A longtime friend of Clooney, Rande Gerber, told MSNBC of Clooney’s generosity.

Clooney had a group of friends that helped him out when he moved to LA by letting him sleep on their couches and other helpful things to help ease his transition.

“There’s a group of guys that we call The Boys,” said Gerber. “George called me and The Boys and said ‘Hey, mark September 27, 2013, on your calendar. Everyone’s going to come to my house for dinner.’”

When they all got to the dinner, Clooney had a surprise waiting for them. He gave each one a suitcase and told them all a special thank you.

“Listen, I want you guys to know how much you’ve meant to me and how much you mean to me in my life,” said Clooney, according to Gerber. “I came to LA; I slept on your couch. I’m so fortunate in my life to have all of you, and I couldn’t be where I am today without all of you.”

“So, it was really important to me that while we’re still all here together, that I give back,” Clooney continued. “So I want you to open your suitcases.”

When they opened their suitcases, they saw that they were stuffed with money. One million dollars in 20 dollar bills, in fact.

“I know we’ve all been through some hard times, some of you are still going through it,” Clooney went on. “You don’t have to worry about your kids; you don’t have to worry about, you know, school, you don’t have to worry about paying your mortgage.”

“Everyone of us, 14 of us, got a million dollars. Every single one of us,” said Gerber. “We were in shock. Like ‘What is this?’”

Clooney even went the extra mile and covered their taxes as well so that they could all take home the $1 million in full.

Would you ever do something like this to your friends for helping you move? Let us know in the comments!

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