If you’re looking to cry your eyes out at your desk to start off the week, then congratulations! You’re in the right place. As it turns out, Rose dropping Jack from the door to his icy, untimely death (HE COULD HAVE FIT, YOU BITCH) wasn’t actually the most heart-wrenching moment between Kate and Leo in “Titanic.” It recently came out that Kate and Leo reunited after “Titanic” to help pay the home care fees for the last survivor of the actual Titanic. BRB, my heart is breaking into a million, tiny pieces.
Millvina Dean was the last living survivor of the Titanic until she passed away. She was only a baby when she boarded the ship with her parents. Although they were third class passengers, Dean and her mother were able to secure a spot on a lifeboat. Unfortunately, her father was never able to get aboard a lifeboat, and he went down with the ship in 1912. Near the end of her life, Dean fell upon financial hardships and medical issues. She had to resort to selling many of her most beloved possessions, including relics from her passage on the Titanic, in order to pay her bills. Things weren’t looking good for her at all.
Upon finding out about Dean’s heartbreaking story, Kate and Leo got involved. They set up a special fund to pay for Dean’s home care, donating a combined $20,000. They even inspired others from the film to donate to Dean’s cause–Celine Dion and director James Cameron also donated $10,000 each. This money was enough to pay for Dean’s home care, and it kept her comfortable until the end of her life in 2009. I didn’t think I could cry any more tears over “Titanic,” but time and time again, I’m proved wrong. This is easily the second most tearjerking moment in all of “Titanic”–the first, of course, being that Leo still doesn’t have an Oscar..
[via Heat World]
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