These philanthropic comedians took 100 kids to the Olympic Games because they could!
Have you heard of French comedians Jérôme Jarre and Mexican Juanpa Zurita? The humorous activists are well-known for traveling the world and conducting social work in the many places they visit.
Recently, the pair visited Brazil to attend the Rio Olympics and decided the best plan of action would be to invite 100 kids to join. The comedians didn’t invite just any kids, however. They reached out to Casa Amarela, an institution that develops cultural and social work at the Morro da Providencia in Rio, and asked for 100 lucky recipients to receive an invite to the Games.
The kids who live in extreme poverty couldn’t have been happier to see the athletic competitions live. And, it’s safe to say Jarre and Zurita enjoyed themselves immensely, as well. After all, does anything feel as good as giving?
“I know this is very little when you compare it to their needs, but I believe the world changes every time someone does something small in benefit of others.”
Juliana Luna, the director of Casa Amarela, was incredibly surprised to receive a call from the two comedians. She says that “the kids attended many games, but we can’t afford to support that many kids on a regular basis so we asked for the help of another social program to bless these kids.”
Thanks to these activists, 100 kids had the time of their lives watching the monumental event take place.
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