Chicago Tribune
By: Pioneer Press

British actor, author and comedy legend John Cleese surprised patrons at Chicago’s Center on Halsted on June 16 with a colorful bouquet from Random Acts of Flowers, a non-profit organization based in Evanston that repurposes flowers and sends them to people in healthcare facilities across Chicago and the suburbs.

In light of the tragic massacre in Orlando, Cleese’s friendly visit brought comfort and support to this key agency of Chicago’s LGBT community. After delivering the flowers he stayed for photos, autographs and signed the card that was sent to family and friends of Orlando victims.

“I think [RAF] is an absolutely wonderful idea because it leads to those tiny little moments of kindness that make everybody feel that life’s worthwhile,” Cleese said.

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