Having stayed up late last Thursday to see the Dark Knight Rise first thing Friday morning, those in the Aurora cinema when the shooter walked in were obviously big Batman fans. Thus, it would be a big deal if the actor playing the caped crusader in that film stopped by to visit the wounded among them.
The Denver Post reports that said actor did just that:
Christian Bale, star of the Batman films, met at the Medical Center of Aurora on Tuesday afternoon with seven patients injured in the mass shooting that occurred during a midnight showing of his new film.
Bill Voloch, interim president of Medical Center of Aurora, said Bale spent about 2½ hours at the hospital, where he met with five people still being treated for their injuries. Two others came from Swedish Medical Center to meet Bale, who stars at Batman in “The Dark Knight Rises.
“The patients were really happy to meet Bale,” Voloch said. “They are obviously big fans of his movies. They wanted to see Batman and were really pleased to see Bale.”
Not only is Bale a great actor, but he is also a great guy. This guy is a mensch.