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Jon Voight's Thanksgiving Good Deed Draws Praise Online

Jon Voight's Thanksgiving Good Deed Draws Praise Online

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By    |   Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:15 AM

Jon Voight bought turkeys for strangers while standing in line at a grocery store in Kentucky, and the internet has taken notice.

The Academy Award-winning actor was in a checkout line at a Walmart store in Louisville when he struck up a conversation with Sydney Gholston, who was buying six turkeys for a Thanksgiving dinner for children at the nonprofit Home of the Innocents.

"I was helping the lady scan the turkeys and the man behind me said, 'You must have a big family. That's an awful lot of turkeys,'" Gholston told ABC News of the encounter. "I said, 'I work at the Home of the Innocents.'"

Voight offered to buy the turkeys for the nonprofit, which helps "medically-fragile children as well as children who are victims of abuse, abandonment, and neglect," according to ABC News.

"I thanked him and and we took a picture," Gholston told the news site. "Very nice guy. He was very interested in what we did at the home. He said that was wonderful."

Home of the Innocents posted a photo of the encounter on its Facebook page. The post has since been shared more than 4,000 times.

Voight was in Louisville for an upcoming movie he's filming there, according to the Courier-Journal.

The good deed drew praise on Twitter.

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