Nov 14 2011
I’m not sure how anyone can dislike Justin Timberlake. The man can sing, dance, act and is an all-around good guy as well. If you needed explicit evidence of that last point, you’ll be touched to hear this story about how Timberlake accepted an invitation to go to a Marine Corps ball with a female marine, and actually followed through on it. He went this weekend, and had a great time.
He said, “I’ve always been very vocal about my support of our Armed Forces. I’ve always felt like they offered us the opportunity to live our lives freely without the fear that so many other nations have to endure still to this day. And, they do it without asking for anything in return. I had this very feeling walking into this dinner.”
Of his date De Santis, Timberlake noted, “She seemed to me to be so humble and honest… Very cool. She also simultaneously seemed like she was nervous about the whole evening and if I was going to enjoy myself… It’s not every day that I meet a 23 year old girl and she’s more worried about if I’m having fun or if I’m comfortable! It hit me all of a sudden that these were the type of people that look after us and our freedom… Humble, concerned for others before themselves… This was the type of person our Marine Corps was building. I was really blown away.”
Really cool to see him stepping up to the plate and honoring our troops. A good role model for the kids and all that. Wonder if he’ll play a soldier in his next movie now?
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