These Heartwarming Stories About Luke Perry from Fellow Stars Are Going Viral
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From soothing crying children on airplanes to assisting elderly neighbors with household chores, Perry was always quick to help those in need.

Celebrities are sharing their heartwarming stories about Luke Perry following the actor's untimely passing.

The "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Riverdale" star passed away on Monday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, days after suffering a "massive" stroke at his Los Angeles home.

As tributes continue to pour in, Hollywood and beyond are highlighting Perry's kindness, lack of ego and overall warm nature -- and the anecdotes are going viral. From soothing crying children on airplanes to assisting elderly neighbors with household chores, Perry was always quick to help those in need.

Actor Colin Hanks, son of Oscar-winner Tom Hanks, recalled a sweet story that's guaranteed to bring you to tears. The "Life in Pieces" star said he only met Perry once, but it was a memorable encounter.

"I only met him once but the story is too good not tell given todays sad events," Hanks captioned a pic of Perry. "My wife and I are on a plane back from Mexico. Couple of rows ahead of us, these two brothers, young kids, are beating the hell out of eachother. Their poor parents are powerless to stop the crying, yelling and screaming. If you're a parent you understand. Sometimes there's nothing you can do. It was like this for close to two hours."

"Then about 10 minutes before landing it starts to get real bad," he continued. "Out of no where, a man comes from first class. Hat, beard, sunglasses, blowing up a balloon. He ties it off, hands it off like he's holding out a sword to a king. Kneeling, Head down, arms up. Kids calm down in milliseconds. Plane damn near bursts into applause. 15 minutes longer and it probably would have started WWIII, but we landed before that could happen. We get off the plane, are waiting on line in customs. Finally get a good look at the guy and I say to my wife 'Holy shit. I think that balloon man/hero' is Luke Perry.'"

"As luck would have it we end up standing next to each other," he concluded. "Out of the blue he turns to me and says some kind words about 'Fargo,' which kinda blew my mind. I start singing his praises about how long I've admired him and also about the move with the balloon. 'That's a pro move! You can't teach that!' I say. He tells me he always flies with a couple of balloons for that very reason, to give to screaming kids. Don't know if that's true, but have no reason to believe it wasn't. Guy seemed like a true gent. Gone way too damn soon. Also, I'll be damned if I don't start traveling with some spare balloons 🎈🎈🎈 #promove #rip #lukeperry #truegent"

Ian Ziering, who starred on "90210" with Perry, shared a photo from 2011 where Perry stands in front of Ziering and his wife, holding pieces of a fence. The actor captioned the pic, "The day Erin and I were shooting maternity pictures, Luke decided I needed a fenced in area to keep the baby safe in my backyard. Circa 2011 #riplukeperry." Perry even made sure the babies were safe!

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" star Nick Zano shared a lighthearted anecdote on Instagram that definitely showed Perry's incredible sense of humor. While working with the actor in his early 20s -- they both appeared in TV show "What I Like About You" but Zano did not say which project he was referencing -- Zano said Perry would come to work with a "shiny stainless steel briefcase" and Zano would always ask him "what's in the case?" Perry would reply that Zano wasn't ready for what was in the case. However, on one of their final days filming together, Perry said Zano was ready.

"Finally on one of his last days I'm walking to my dressing room and I hear 'Nick' I turn around and there's Luke standing there alone holding the steel briefcase," Zano wrote alongside a pic of Perry. "'I think you're ready.' he laid the briefcase on a flat part of a handrail, pops open the locks like a spy movie, looks me in the eye and lifts it open...Inside was three Coors Light cans... He grabs one and hands it to me (it was such a great play) we share a laugh he shuts the briefcase and leaves... "

"Maybe a dozen or more years later I'm at ComicCon in San Diego in a holding area," he continued. "My show was about to go sign or something and I hear someone say 'Nick' I turn and I see the squint-eyed smile of Luke and I remember being floored he even remembered me but I was also so stoked to see him. I gave him a hug and said 'please, please tell me you still have the briefcase?...' his reply: 'yup, Coors and all'... God dammit he was cool and most importantly kind. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends...#RIPLukePerry"

Actress Alexandra Daddario spoke about how kind Perry was to her at the job she worked at years before she became famous. "Luke Perry used to come into the restaurant I worked in over a decade ago," she tweeted. "He was always so kind to me and friendly in an industry where most people would just dismiss me. Always remembered that. RIP. And be kind and compassionate to those around you y'all."

Former "View" host and political commentator Jedediah Bila, who was a diehard fan of Perry's "90210" character Dylan McKay, recalled when Perry surprised her for her birthday.

"My heart is broken hearing the news that Luke Perry died," Bila wrote on Instagram. "I spent my entire childhood in love with the character of Dylan McKay. For whatever reason, I totally understood that complex TV character. And somehow that made growing up so much more fun -- and a little easier. I've watched those 'Brenda years' episodes enough times that I can recite the dialogue. Fans of my TV work know that I often reference Luke's character, Shannen's, the show, and how much it all impacted me growing up."

"In 2017, I celebrated a birthday while co-hosting @theviewabc," she continued. "One of my executive producers, @bteta44, surprised me by having Luke carry out my birthday cake for a birthday segment. I was completely blown away. If you remember that episode, you'll also remember that I couldn’t quite get my sentences out so well. I was filled with so many emotions as the little kid inside me got to meet the guy who brought her favorite TV character to life."

"Luke was strikingly warm, the kind of person who walked through life with kind eyes," she concluded. "He was funny and real. He was everything you'd hope your favorite actor would be. Luke was taken from this world way too soon. I pray for his soul and for his family. I feel lucky to have met him for just a moment, and I can’t begin to imagine how many lives he touched along his journey. Rest In Peace, Luke Perry. We will all miss you very much."

Read on for more stories.

I only met him once but the story is too good not tell given todays sad events. My wife and I are on a plane back from Mexico. Couple of rows ahead of us, these two brothers, young kids, are beating the hell out of eachother. Their poor parents are powerless to stop the crying, yelling and screaming. If you're a parent you understand. Sometimes there's nothing you can do. It was like this for close to two hours. Then about 10 minutes before landing it starts to get real bad. Out of no where, a man comes from first class. Hat, beard, sunglasses, blowing up a balloon. He ties it off, hands it off like he's holding out a sword to a king. Kneeling, Head down, arms up. Kids calm down in milliseconds. Plane damn near bursts into applause. 15 minutes longer and it probably would have started WWIII, but we landed before that could happen. We get off the plane, are waiting on line in customs. Finally get a good look at the guy and I say to my wife "Holy shit. I think that balloon man/hero" is Luke Perry". As luck would have it we end up standing next to each other. Out of the blue he turns to me and says some kind words about Fargo, which kinda blew my mind. I start singing his praises about how long I've admired him and also about the move with the balloon. "That's a pro move! You can't teach that!" I say. He tells me he always flies with a couple of balloons for that very reason, to give to screaming kids. Don't know if that's true, but have no reason to believe it wasn't. Guy seemed like a true gent. Gone way too damn soon. Also, I'll be damned if I don't start traveling with some spare balloons 🎈🎈🎈 #promove #rip #lukeperry #truegent

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True story: I worked with #LukePerry for about a month when I was in my early 20’s... Of course I knew OF Luke but not the man inside the shell... Luke would come to work everyday with a shiny stainless steel briefcase and I would always ask “what’s in the case?” and he would squint his eyes and tell me “You’re not ready to know.”... it became our thing for that small bit of time together “Luke what’s in the case?” “C’mon man tell me what’s in the briefcase?” “Luke. Dude just whisper it.” Finally on one of his last days I’m walking to my dressing room and I hear “Nick” I turn around and there’s Luke standing there alone holding the steel briefcase... “I think you’re ready.” he laid the briefcase on a flat part of a hand rail, pops open the locks like a spy movie, looks me in the eye and lifts it open... Inside was three Coors Light cans... He grabs one and hands it to me (it was such a great play)we share a laugh he shuts the briefcase and leaves... Maybe a dozen or more years later I’m at Comic Con in San Diego in a holding area and my show was about to go sign or something and I hear someone say “Nick” I turn and I see the squint eyed smile of Luke and I remember being floored he even remembered me but I was also so stoked to see him. I gave him a hug and said “please, please tell me you still have the briefcase?...” his reply: “yup, Coors and all”... God dammit he was cool and most importantly kind. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends... #RIPLukePerry

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