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Sean Penn Writes Iraq War Veteran a Five-Figure Check to Help With Medical Bills

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Sean Penn showed his softer side at a recent dinner party, writing a friend’s date a $15,000 check to help him pay off his medical debt. Penn became entranced hearing the man’s story: during his tour in Iraq, he suffered two broken ankles, eyesight problems and a broken tailbone, leading to considerable medical bills.

A source told Radar Online that Penn then excused himself from the room and returned with a check for the $15,000 the vet estimated he needed to pay off his debt. “The guy was in total shock,” continued the source. “He didn’t know what to say and he started to tear up. He felt awkward accepting it and tried to give it back to Sean, but Sean refused. He actually went out of his way to make sure the guy felt comfortable accepting it. It was really sweet!”

What do you think about Sean Penn’s charitable gesture?