Most celebrities know they would be nowhere without their fans. No matter how good their music, movies, or let's face it, Instagram feeds are, they wouldn't get very far if they didn't acknowledge that their fans make it all possible. Some celebs are content to send a "thanks to all my fans" during an awards show speech, but others like to go the extra mile to show how much they appreciate the people that have helped make their career a success.
Not many people expect to get a surprise visit from their favourite celebrity, so tears are often a side effect of their shock. Happy tears of course. Making a fan that happy has to be exciting for a celebrity. They have the opportunity to do so much with their fame, and sometimes they just want to brighten someone's day. Of course, the good publicity that comes with doing something nice for a fan can't hurt either.
Here are 10 awesome celebrities that love to do nice things for their fans, and like to surprise them if the opportunity presents itself.
10 Taylor Swift
9 Ed Sheeran
Recently, Ed Sheeran joined a fan up on stage at the West Edmonton Mall to sing a duet of his hit song "Thinking Out Loud". The teenage girl was singing to raise money for charity and Sheeran happened to be walking through the mall and decided to hop up on stage to everyone's surprise. He also sent his fan, 13-year-old Sydney, tickets to his show that night. Sheeran has been known to put on impromptu shows in bars and pubs, and he loves those moments where no one is expecting him to pop up.
8 Justin Bieber
7 Chris Pratt
Thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World, Chris Pratt is one of the biggest A-listers in Hollywood right now. But the best part about him is he's super down to earth. Everyone loves that video where he French braids an intern's hair while doing an interview with ET. He surprised a bunch of young fans at a charity screening for Guardians of the Galaxy last year where he took photos, signed autographs, and spoke to them about having the courage to be themselves and follow their dreams.
6 David Beckham
5 Chris Evans
4 One Direction
One Direction has that kind of rabid teenage girl fan base that will scream uncontrollably and sometimes get out of control if they know their favourite boy band is in the vicinity. But sometimes, the members of One Direction get the chance to surprise a few lucky fans face to face. They sent a bunch of fans to Universal Studios one night and made surprise appearances all over the theme park dressed as characters from Harry Potter. The chance to actually shake a member of One Direction's hand tends to reduce teen girls into a mob of screaming and crying, but it's all worth it in the end.
3 Demi Lovato
2 Daniel Radcliffe
1 Ellen Degeneres
Not only does Ellen Degeneres love to surprise her own fans by showing up at their houses, bringing them on her show, and giving them gifts, but she loves giving super fans of other celebrities the chance to meet their idols. She has the ability to get huge stars on her show, and she loves to get them to play pranks on people, and bring their fans to meet them. She's helped fans of everyone from Bruno Mars, to Justin Bieber, to Katy Perry meet their favourite celebrity. Her studio audience is always in for a surprise as well since huge stars tend to show up unexpectedly, and you never really know what might happen during a taping.