We all know some generous celebrities who unhesitatingly spent a good amount of money for a charity or for anything with a good cause.
But stars likе Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Morgan are from a different breed in terms of generosity and of course, pure kindness.
Samuel’s Sweet Shop in Rhinebeck, New York is known for the establishment prides itself in its products likе great coffee, different types of sweets, and a bunch more. But if you are a regular customer, you’d know the store isn’t just about their great products but more about their sense of community.
Unfortunately, its original owner, Ira Gutner, рassеd awау in April of 2014. Everyone was shocked by her sudden passing, that includes Samuel’s Sweet Shop’s regular customers Paul Rudd, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and their spouses, Julie Rudd and “One Tree Hill” star Hilarie Burton.
A few months after, they purchased the little sweet store in December 2014.
It’s not about the profit but more about saving it from shutting down. The store isn’t just a store but an integral of the community, that’s why Rudd and Morgan bought it. They wanted Samuel’s Sweet Shop to continue serving the community.
Rudd and Morgan are both residents of Hudson Valley and both of them, together with their families, were regular customers of the store. The “The Walking Dead” villain, Morgan is a coffee lover, while “Antman” Rudd always brings his family to the store and at Samuel’s tent at the Dutchess County Fair.
Morgan even sharеd that when he and Hilarie started having their regular coffee at Samuel’s Sweet Shop, Gutner’s company made them feel likе they were sipping coffee in the comfort of their own home.
“We just got each other. Saving Samuel’s is one of the coolest things we have done,” he said.
Another couple, Andy Ostroy and Phoebe Jonas joined forces with the first two couples in saving the store from closing down.
Big stars with humble hearts.
Morgan, who plays “Negan” on “The Walking Dead,” even promoted the store by wearing a Samuel’s hat on an episode of “Talking Dead,” a talk show that follows each episode of “The Walking Dead.”
He also brought a Samuel’s gift basket while promoting the shop and Rhinebeck on his TV guesting at “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
“We couldn’t buy an endorsement likе that, with a national television audience,” said Mary Kay Vrba, president of Dutchess Tourism.