The relationship between a fan and a celebrity goes far beyond seeing each other and having autographs and pictures exchanged, ask Will Smith.
The 48-year-old actor – who is married to Jada Pinkett Smith – has on one occasion, used his celebrity status to get him enough cash to get his car fuelled just in time for family.
Speaking on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Monday, the ‘Men in Black’ actor said: "I was driving, and I realised I was on E (empty). I was on E, and I was like, 'Oh no!' because I was about 30 minutes from my house. So I pulled into the gas station and I didn't have my wallet and I was like, 'Oh tragedy!' right?
"So I was like, 'Oh I'll call Jada' [Pinkett Smith, his wife] but then she'd have to drive 30 minutes to come so I looked over on the other side and I saw a dude. He was, like, 36, and I was like, 'That dude is a Fresh Prince fan.' You can spot them!
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"So I kinda rolled the window down and after a couple of minutes, he was like, 'Will?' He said, 'Hey, man, can I get a picture?' I said, 'Yeah man, I need about $10.'"
Feeling bad about taking a fan’s money, Will tried to take the kind fan's details so he could repay the amount, but the man declined and told him to keep it.
"We took the selfie, he lent me the $10. I was like, 'Give me your number and I'll send it back', and he was like, 'Dude no way. No way, that's yours,' " Will added.
And Will – who has three children Trey, 24, with his former wife Sheree Zampino, and Jaden, 18, and Willow, 16, with Jada – says it's such incidents that make him glad he's famous.
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He said: "I want people to recognise me. I've met a lot of people where fame can be burden, but I just love it man! I really do."
Picture credits: Fan World
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