Jake Gyllenhaal helps drivers avoid parking tickets

Jake Gyllenhaal helps drivers avoid parking tickets
Jake Gyllenhaal has reportedly been spotted topping up the parking metres of nearby cars to stop the drivers getting a ticket.

The kind-hearted Brokeback Mountain star apparently fed his spare change into the strangers' machines after spotting a oncoming traffic warden in Los Angeles.

A source told America's Star magazine: "Jake was shopping in Beverly Hills and noticed a few parking metres were about to expire. And he saw that the parking enforcers were standing right there, waiting to issue tickets when they ran out."

Raised by a Christian father and a Jewish mother, the generous 31-year-old actor - who is believed to be worth around £40million - learned about kindness at a young age when he was forced to volunteer for charity work.

He said: "On my 13th birthday, they thought it was important for me to experience a rite of passage, an entrance into manhood, and the consensus was that we would do something for the good of the community, some charitable work - a barmitzvah-like act, without the typical trappings. So we went to a homeless shelter and we did some work there and then I had the party - the celebration - there."
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