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 and Oren Moverman Discuss "Time Out of Mind"

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...

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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
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 03: Richard Gere is seen at the Miami International Film Festival on March 3, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
Richard Gere attends the 'The Dinner' photo call during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 10, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
BERLIN, GERMANY - February 10: Richard Gere and Film director Oren Moverman attend red carpet of the movie'The Dinner' during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin, Germany on February 10, 2017. (Photo by Maurizio Gambarini/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 10: Richard Gere attends the 'The Dinner' press conference during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 10, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 10: Richard Gere attends the 'The Dinner' photo call during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 10, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 8: Germany's federal parliament's Vice-President Claudia Roth (R) and Hollywood Actor Richard Gere (2nd R) gesture during their meeting in Berlin, Germany on February 8, 2017. (Photo by Maurizio Gambarini/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actor Richard Gere (L) presents an award to honoree Anne V. Coates during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 8th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 12, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
VALENCIA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Richard Gere and his girlfriend Alejandra Silva attend a charity event of Rais Foundation and Valencia Major for homeless people on September 26, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06: Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere on photo call at the 64th International Film Festival of San Sebastian on October 6, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty Images)
Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva attend 'Time Out Of Mind' premiere during 64th San Sebastian Film Festival on September 24, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by COOLMedia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Richard Gere attends 'Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer' premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Actor Lior Ashkenazi, Actor Richard Gere and Director Joseph Cedar attend the Premier of 'Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer' at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Che Rosales/WireImage)
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