Richard Gere posed as a homeless man for a movie, but what he did afterwards will warm your heart

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Richard Gere is known for his famous roles in hit movies like "Runaway Bride," and "Pretty Woman." However, his latest role opened his eyes to a world completely unknown to him.

For his latest film, "Time Out of Mind," Gere plays the role of a homeless man who is hoping to rekindle his relationship with his daughter. The Golden Globe winning actor went undercover for the role and witnessed the many problems homeless people face on a day to day basis.

Unfortunately in New York City, it seems as though you can't go a few blocks without seeing someone asking for money. This issue of homelessness is so wide spread that it affects an estimated billion people worldwide.

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A photo of Gere undercover was recently shared on a Richard Gere fan Facebook page with a quote from the actor himself, revealing his kind act.

"When I went undercover in New York City as a homeless man, no one noticed me. I felt what it was like to be a homeless...

Posted by Richard Gere on Thursday, October 8, 2015

It was because of Richard Gere's role in "Time Out of Mind" that he noticed the issue of homelessness, that he helped out all the homeless people he saw on the streets.

Homelessness is clearly an ongoing issue that continues to affect millions worldwide and hopefully more kind gestures like Gere's are set to come.

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Richard Gere posed as a homeless man for a movie, but what he did afterwards will warm your heart
Actor Richard Gere, right, anc actress Diane Kruger arrive for the screening of the movie "The Hunting Party" at the 64th Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, late Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Carey Lowell, left, and Richard Gere arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actor Richard Gere and his wife Carey Lowell attend the premiere of "Brooklyn's Finest" in New York, on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
American actor Richard Gere is shown during a news conference at the 32nd Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 15, 1979. Gere is starring in "Days of Heaven." (AP Photo)
American actor Richard Gere and French actress Gabrielle Lazure arrive for the screening of the American production "Miles From Home," at the 41th Cannes Film Festival in France, on May 18, 1988. (AP Photo/Gilbert Tourte)
U.S. actor Richard Gere starring in Terrence Malick's "Day of Heaven" at the Cannes International Film Festival, May 19, 1979. (AP Photo/Levy)
Actors Richard Gere and Michael York share a moment backstage at New York City's New Apollo Theater, on June 3, 1980, after York took over Gere's part as Max in the play "Bent." (AP Photo)
The US Film " Miles From Home " has been screened wednesday morning, May 18, 1988 in competition during the 41st Cannes Film Festival. From actor Richard Gere , Kevin Anderson and film director Gary Sinise and actor Kevin Anderson. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)
Actor Richard Gere laughs while joking that he is not a "true vegetarian" and occasionally eats fish Tuesday March 23, 1999 in New Delhi while inaugurating a health program for elderly monks as part of the Richard Gere Foundation. The program is being set up to help destitute Buddhist monks with medical problems that they ordinarily would not be able to pay for. (AP Photo/John McConnico)
Tom Freston, center, chairman and CEO of MTV Networks, converses with supermodel Cindy Crawford, left, and her husband, actor Richard Gere, May 2, 1994. They met prior to Freston's acceptance of the 1994 Humanitarian Award from the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer, and AIDS Research at a ceremony at Lincoln center in New York. (AP Photo/Dyane Leight)
Richard Gere, left, and Renee Zellweger hold their awards for best actor/actress respectively in musical or comedy motion picture for "Chicago" at the 60th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
U.S. actor Richard Gere, left, and actress Diane Lane pose for pictures, during a photocall in Munich, southern Germany, on Friday, June 7, 2002. Gere is promoting his new movie "Unfaithful", directed by Adrian Lyne. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)
American actor Richard Gere, center, listens to Indian actress Parmeshwar Godrej, right back to camera, during a function for "Make Art, Stop AIDS" promoting awareness in regards to HIV/AIDS and public health in New Delhi, India Tuesday July 6, 2004. Gere's support for the fight against AIDS echoes the "Access to All" theme of the July 11th International AIDS conference in the Thai Capital. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)
American movie stars Richard Gere, right, and Lauren Hutton, center, who were both dressed in Armani clothes when they starred in the film "American Gigolo" joined up with fashion designer Giorgio Armani, left, during a photocall at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003. The Royal Academy is hosting a major exhibition dedicated to the career of Giorgio Armani 'A Retrospective', running from Oct. 18 to Feb. 15, 2004. (AP Photo/Richard Lewis) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
U.S. actor Richard Gere waves after a press conference for the 'Cinema for Peace' charity gala in Berlin Monday, Feb. 12, 2007. The gala, which takes place for the sixth time, will benefit children in Dafur and Tibetian refugees. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Actor Richard Gere, with his wife Carey Lowell arrive for the screening of the movie "The Hunting Party" at the 64th Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, late Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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