A French woman visiting New York as a tourist has mistaken Hollywood actor Richard Gere for a beggar then offers her pizza to him, the New York Post reports.
The 42-year old Karine Valnais Gombeau, a tourist from Paris, was just coming out from a pizzeria with her husband and son near Manhattan Central Station when she saw what look like a homeless man in black cap pulled down to his ears and rummaging through some rubbish can.
She apparently took pity on the tramp, approached him and offered her pizza.
The 64-year old actor, who was shooting a scene for his film “Time out of Mind”, asked the French tourist what was in the bag.
“I tried to tell him in English, but it came out half in French,” Gombeau said in an interview with the Post. “I said, ‘Je suis desolee [I am sorry], but the pizza is cold.’ ”
The “Pretty Woman” actor thanked her and said, “God bless you”. (Click here to read more)