2021-03-31 18:29:21 UTC
...in touching act of kindness amid the pandemic
*Dick Van Dyke was spotted giving back to his Malibu community on Tuesday
*The 95-year-old actor visited a local CVS Pharmacy before stopping by a bank to
withdraw a bundle of cash
*Van Dyke drove to a Malibu Community Labor Exchange, a non profit organization
that helps locals find day jobs in the area
*The actor was seen distributing bills to people waiting on line from the window
of his car
Dick Van Dyke is living up to his reputation as one of Hollywood's most affable
and legendary stars after the 95-year-old was spotted handing out wads of cash
to people in need amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The beloved Mary Poppins star, who played chimney sweep Bert in the 1964 classic
alongside Julie Andrews, gave back to members of his community while running
errands in Malibu on Tuesday afternoon.
The actor stopped by the Malibu Community Labor Exchange on Civic Center Way, a
non profit organization that helps people find day jobs in the area.
Van Dyke left a small group of job seekers stunned after parking outside the
facility and handing out bills from his car window to people waiting in line for
The generous act comes as millions of Americans have been struggling to make
ends meet after losing their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Van Dyke himself is considered to be at increased risk for severe illness from
COVID-19 due to his elder age, but seemed undeterred and in high spirits as he
helped out those in need.
Earlier in the day, the star was seen picking up groceries from his local CVS
He later stopped by a bank to withdraw a bundle of cash to distribute to people
at the center.
It is unknown how much money the actor handed out, but it was clear the
recipients were touched by his heartwarming act of kindness.
The actor wore a green fleece jacket, track pants, sneakers, and protected
himself with kiss-patterned face mask during the outing.
Van Dyke is considered an Hollywood icon known for playing various roles that
date back to the 1950s.
He has continued to star in films and television roles even as a nonagenarian.
Besides his standout role in Poppins, Missouri-born Dick is known for a string
of other huge hits during his glittering career that has spanned seven decades.
He played major roles in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, What A Way To Go, The Morning
After, The Dick Van Dyke Show alongside Mary Tyler Moore and The Carol Burnett
Show, to name a few.
He has been married to second wife Arlene Silver, who is 46 years his junior at
49, since 2012.
Van Dyke was previously married to Michelle Triola Marvin until her death in