"He's Always Been My Hero": Richard Gere Recalls His Late Father's Kindness And His Impact On The Actor's Humanitarian Work
Richard Tiffany Gere is one of the most famous actors, a sex symbol of the 90s, and a humanitarian.
Richard lived in a calm and very decent atmosphere within a multi-child family. Since childhood, he was learning music and acting in school theatre.
The actor is grateful to his parents for everything they have done for him.
His mother, Doris Ann Gere, was a housewife and a member of the Methodist Church. She was a caring and loving mother, who devoted all her time and love to husband and kids.
His father, Homer George Gere, was an insurance agent (although he had a dream of becoming a priest). The family was a low-income, yet Homer provided an outstanding education to all 5 children. This act had a significant impact on Richard's life.
Sadly, the rule of life consists of death, and both of Richard's parents died. Anyhow, left the main legacy for him and his siblings: Kindness, persistence, and a close family bond.
Homer Gere was teaching children to be kind and generous. There's always someone in need, and thus, we all need to help one another.
The American Gigolo star talked about the father's impact on Meals on Wheels. Mr. Gere was a volunteer there, and Richard saw how he'd gather all necessary things to provide other people.
Once Homer Gere found an abandoned house and started Meals on Wheels with his sweetheart, Doris.
We care to fill the need for people as they got older. When you can see someone benefitting by your life in some way, you can't help but feel good about it.
The American actor was inspired by his father's good deeds and got involved with the very same humanitarian campaign. "He's enormous," Richard finally told about his father.
Indeed, Homer impacted a lot of people, and Richard wanted to expand his activity. He realized how much kindness and generosity play in life.
A new member
Inspired by his father, Richard Gere joined Meals on Wheels and became a significant volunteer there.
He's always been my hero. When neighbors needed them, he was there.
The doting son was delighted and thankful for sharing such kindness with his father, and he helps people by all means. Hopefully, Richard will pass these personal traits to his own offspring.
Up-to-date, Richard helps Meals on Wheels to feed people just like his father did in the past. Homer Gere will always be in his son's heart and mind until the last breath.