Despite the fact that 2016 basically shat all over Johnny Depp's Hollywood reputation, it appears that the actor has remained determined to stick to his philanthropic engagements by returning to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital to delight kids in his Captain Jack Sparrow costume.
On Friday, donning the rags of the drunken pirate from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Johnny wobbled in to put a smile on the faces of the children currently undergoing treatment there. And naturally, his presence caused quite a stir, with a slew of parents taking to social media to document the visit.
Even though some of the younger kids probably had no idea who this bizarre, dreadlocked character actually was, the 52-year-old was adamant that he would spread some much-needed Christmas cheer. One girl's response was merely "what the f*ck," which is quite understandable.
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However, whether or not the little ones currently battling on through at Great Ormond Street Hospital were familiar with Captain Jack Sparrow's antics, it was undoubtedly a heartfelt moment for #JohnnyDepp.
For years, the actor has held great admiration for the hospital's work, especially ever since his daughter Lily-Rose was admitted there in 2007 after suffering from kidney failure. In 2015, during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Depp spoke of what his annual visits meant to him. He said:
"For me it’s a gift. They give me the gift. When my daughter was ill in Great Ormond Street it was the darkest period of my life. I’d always done these visits but after that experience the visits became more and more important. The kids are so courageous but to be able to bring a smile or a giggle to the parents means everything in the world to me."
Keep up the good work, Depp!
What would you give to see Johnny Depp don his Jack Sparrow costume IRL?