Last night Sandra Bullock once again showed that she has an Oscar and a heart by attending the Super Bowl with the family of Baltimore Ravens player Michael Oher, the subject of her 2009 movie The Blind Side, for which she won Best Actress. Sandra played Leigh Anne Tuohy in the movie, and she was right there with the Tuohys as they cheered Michael on in New Orleans.
Sandra arrived at the game with her son Louis, who looked adorable in his own mini Michael Oher jersey, and our hearts proceeded to grow ten sizes — Grinch, eat your heart out. (Get it? See what I did?)
Leigh Anne Tuohy says that this isn’t the first time Sandra has show interest in and support for Michael’s career. She told the Associated Press:
“She’s a great advocate of doing the right thing. She’s a big giver. She follows Michael’s career every step of the way. It’s funny. I’ll get texts during the game: `Why did they do this? They shouldn’t have done that.’”
It’s so nice to know that an actress can look past the awards recognition and box office earnings of her movie and appreciate the real people whose story she helped bring to life. It would be so easy to just accept her Oscar and just move on to the next project without the movie’s true story having any kind of lasting impact. It just proves how some celebrities, like Sandra, can see past all that recognition (as great and as flattering as it is) and be humble. I think the Academy should create an award for the actor who made us feel the most warm and fuzzy in the past year, and it should go to Sandra Bullock.
And maybe Sandra’s presence was an added good luck charm, because the Ravens won the game against the San Francisco 49ers! Little Louis wearing that jersey was probably enough on its own to get them a victory.