This is for the half-dozen or so readers who haven’t seen the photographs of actor Christian Bale (Batman) visiting the hospital where victims of the theater shooting last Friday are being treated.
Let me tell you what this does for morale. I was hospitalized for 5 1/2 weeks once, and when visitors came to see me, it always lifted my spirits. But the biggest lift came when the Commanding General of the 4th Marine Division came to see me at the Naval Hospital in Balboa. Talk about a jump in morale! In that setting, when a Major General pops in to see one of his troops, it’s just like Christian Bale coming to visit you. I know this for a fact: all the nurses treated me better afterwards.
Tony Rossi of Christopher Closeup notes that Bale’s visit,
…was a personal trip, not on behalf of the studio. Even more classy was the fact that there was little advance warning so press coverage was limited. Bale wasn’t looking to attract pats on the back for being a good guy. He apparently just wanted to be a good guy.
UPDATE II: Deacon Greg Kandra has the story that accompanies this video,