He may play a pirate on film, but he’s really a softie at heart. While filming the latest installment of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in Australia, Johnny Depp took some time off to brighten the day for sick children.
The 52-year-old actor paid a surprise visit to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital on Tuesday dressed as his famed character, Captain Jack Sparrow, reports the Huffington Post.
Dressed in his full Jack Sparrow garb, Depp walked around the hospital giving children hugs, taking selfies and personally vising children’s rooms who couldn’t leave their beds.
Nine News Brisbane was their to capture some of the heartwarming moments and shared a few photos on Twitter. Needless to say, all the children had a big smile on their faces.
— Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane) July 7, 2015
In addition, Pirates costar Stephen Graham, who plays Scrum in the films, also joined Depp in full character while visiting the children.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation shared the photos of the stars’ visit on their Facebook page and wrote,
Dressed in full costume, both Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Stephen Graham as Scrum spent over three hours making a real difference to sick kids and their families in hospital!
Both actors flew in for the visit from the Gold Coast, landing in a helicopter on the hospital’s rooftop as they took time out from filming the next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Men Tell No Tales.
See more photos of Depp’s visit to the children’s hospital here.