An article was published in October about how Dick Van Dyke, who was 96 years old at the time, continued to be kind to other people. The article made notice of how he was seen purchasing winter clothes and then delivering them to others who were in need of them.
His thoughtful act occurred many weeks after he had given five dollar dollars to folks who were without homes or jobs.
After purchasing a pair of jackets with a red and black checkered pattern at a shop, the legendary actor from Hollywood then donated them to a charitable organization.
His prior act of compassion had him standing outside of the same building in Malibu and talking to people who were in need of financial assistance. The employees, as well as other homeless persons who were around, were happy as a result of Van Dyke’s gesture.
The actor from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” indicated that he would walk by the building anytime he had some $5 notes to give out so that he could distribute them to the people who needed them.
On the other hand, he admitted that it wasn’t something he could consistently accomplish.
An staffer at the institution said, “I just call him an angel from God,” in reference to the visitor, however, the modest celebrity laughed off the pleasant remark with the modest demeanor that has become his signature before waving goodbye and walking away.
One of the actor’s Facebook followers professed their adoration for him and referred to him as a “great guy.”
Another individual believed that “giving back” was a way to comfort the spirit. This fan may have had a point since Van Dyke’s health hasn’t been great, but he was still going strong when the statement was made.
In a 2013 tweet, Van Dyke provided an update about an unidentified ailment that he had been battling. He went on to explain that it seemed as if his titanium dental implants were to blame for the hammering in his brain.
A month earlier, the star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” disclosed that he had been suffering from a lack of sleep and fatigue as a result of an undetected neurological illness. Because of the unknown ailment, he had no choice but to recuperate at home in Malibu with his wife, Arlene Silver.
He went on to explain that the symptoms have been present for approximately seven years!
The actor said that he had had all of the diagnostic procedures that could be conceived of, such as a spinal tap and an MRI, but that nothing was found.
Because the renowned actor’s doting wife has never abandoned him through any of his struggles with his health, he has never had to confront any of his health challenges on his alone. Van Dyke and Silver first met at the SAG Awards six years earlier.
The star was “bowled over” by the attractiveness of the makeup artist, and he engaged her to become his personal makeup artist as a result.
The two started off as acquaintances, and then, they developed romantic feelings for one another. The pair tied the wedding on Leap Day, February 29, 2012.
After his first marriage, which ultimately resulted in a divorce, the actor went on to have four children with his second wife, Michelle Triola, with whom he shared a home for more than three decades until her passing in 2009.
He said that he wasn’t a loner, so he needed a life partner, and he had found the “ideal one” in Silver. He said that he couldn’t live without her.