While I didn’t see Brad Pitt answering phones at the Hope For Haiti Now telethon – there were so many celebrities and athletes there that you couldn’t possibly see them all – he also delivered a speech in front of the cameras which was very moving.
(That photo is not from tonight, I will see if I can find one later.)
He talked about another Haitian city, Jacmel, which is south of Port-Au-Prince, and was also hit very hard by the earthquake. Brad told the story of a musician who stood in the middle of the road, destroyed buildings around him, and he played guitar, playing for his fellow musicians who had died. He then implored viewers to donate what they could to help Haiti.
Here’s the video clip of Brad for Hope For Haiti Now:
The entire telethon was wonderful. There were some amazing, heartfelt performances of very inspirational songs (I was particularly impressed by Justin Timberlake singing “Hallelujah”) and there were so many heartbreaking yet uplifting stories told by the celebrities.
I think that all the celebs at the telethon deserve a round of applause, but I give a standing ovation to George Clooney for working so hard to get Hope For Haiti Now up and running so quickly. Nice job.