Bill Murray has been a staple of the comedy world for decades. The 67-year-old actor is known for movies like Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day.
Like many other comedians, Bill Murray got his start at The Second City in Chicago. He later made his television debut and quickly joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.
Bill Murray’s list of film and television projects is too long to write, but needless to say, he’s a prolific actor.
He’s also known for his work offscreen. He and his brothers are partners in a Florida restaurant. He’s a part owner of a Minnesota baseball team, as well as a number of other teams. And he’s an involved community member in Charleston, South Carolina, where he resides.
Recently, Bill went to a bluegrass concert in Charleston and decided to buy out the venue — and then he gave all the tickets to complete strangers waiting in line.
On November 13, 2017, Twitter user @mattwhitlockPM shared the above photo, with the caption, “Last week, Bill Murray went to a Bluegrass concert in Charleston, SC, bought every remaining ticket, and handed them out to the people waiting in line.”
He also shared the picture on Reddit, where it got a ton of attention.
Over 128,000 people upvoted the post.
The concert that Bill bought tickets for was a SteelDrivers show.
Fans were obviously excited to not just see Bill, but also get some free tickets.
People loved Bill’s most recent act of kindness, and many people even shared their own stories on Reddit.
One guy wrote, “I went to a St. Paul Saints game last summer, and he is part owner of them. As I was walking by I went ‘that ticket holder guy looks a lot like Bill Murray,’ and sure enough it was Bill Murray collecting tickets from people.”
Someone else wrote:
Let me spin you a yarn about my interaction with Bill Murray. I was working as a stagehand in NYC at Roseland Ballroom. The gig we were working on was the premiere party for The Life Aquatic.
I had been working for about 12 hours already and was walking around and a very drunk Bill Murray, with a glass of scotch in one hand, and a large, blue plastic shark in the other, walked up to me and started singing “Don’t you want me baby”….naturally, the only thing to do was start singing with him. He was very tall.
A fellow Charleston resident wrote:
Seriously is, I work at a Japanese restaurant in downtown Charleston, and before he went to the show he, his family and friends–all together about 25–came in and ate at the restaurant.
I was fortunate enough to be able to step out of the kitchen for a moment to check on them and how their meal was, only to get a firm handshake from Bill himself and a sincere thank you from him saying “Everyone loved their food, kids included.”
As much as that was him being just a really kind person the whole table cleaned their plates so I could tell it was at least somewhat sincere. Plus not only is that coming from a well-known actor, but a restaurant owner in Charleston who’s been to most upscale restaurants I can imagine in the area, so it was truly a high compliment. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience meeting him!
And another person wrote:
So, I live in Charleston where this photo was taken and where Bill mainly resides. Bill Murray is a f*cking legend here (and everywhere else of course). Everyone has their Bill Murray story here.
Mine was simple and perfect to me: I walked into my local grocery store and heard a guy whistling. I took a brief glance over there [and] thought it was just some old man. Did a double take, it was good ole Bill. We made eye contact and he gave me the slyest smirk I’ve ever seen. I gave him a knowing smile back and went on my way. Then everyone rushed him for autographs, but I was completely satisfied with our little moment.
“This guy is 100% class with a great sense of humor,” wrote someone else.
It’s always nice to see celebrities doing nice things with their money and their time.
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