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Thu May 30, 2013, 11:02 PM

Sir Patrick Stewart Embraces Domestic Abuse Victim He Helped Save

After thanking him I asked him “Besides acting, what are you most proud of that you have done in you life (that you are willing to share with us)?”. Sir Patrick told us about how he couldn’t protect his mother from abuse in his household growing up and so in her name works with an organization called Refuge for safe houses for women and children to escape from abusive house holds. Sir Patrick Stewart learned only last year that his father had actually been suffering from PTSD after he returned from the military and was never properly treated. In his father’s name he works with an organization called Combat Stress to help those soldiers who are suffering from PTSD.
Just before moving on, Sir Patrick asked Skye if she was "okay," prompting the moderator to ask if she wanted a hug.

Then this happened:

Sir Patrick didn’t even hesitate, he smiled, hopped off the stage and came over to embrace me in a hug. Which he held me there for a long while. He told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now.” I couldn’t stop thanking him. His embrace was so warm and genuine. It was two people, two strangers, supporting and giving love. And when we pulled away he looked strait in my eyes, like he was promising that. He told me to take care. And I will.
If Helen Mirren is Britain's One True Queen, Sir Pat is its Once and Future King.


http://gawker.com/sir-patrick-stewart-embraces-domestic-abuse-victim-he-h-510503258


What a man, what a man.

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ismnotwasm May 2013 OP
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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 01:21 PM

1. I had no idea

I've always admired his acting. I had no idea he was this great a human being. Now, I know I'm in love with him.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 02:32 PM

2. Saw this on tumblr.

What a beautiful moment.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #2)

Fri May 31, 2013, 04:03 PM

3. Yeah

He's an incredible human being

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 08:44 PM

4. I vividly remember that anti-DV ad with him breaking down in tears.

Shows you how much seeing his mother abused still affected him, over half a century later.

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