| Last updated
Hugh Jackman gave a homeless man £100 and invited him out for dinner at a swanky restaurant, it has been claimed.
The actor, 50, was in Glasgow, Scotland, kicking off the world tour of his new musical when he reportedly began talking to the man before handing over five £20 notes.
An eye-witness who saw the encounter said she couldn't stop smiling as she watched it all unfold but didn't realise it was Jackman until the X-Men star began talking.
Speaking to the Evening Times, she said: "At first I didn't even notice it was him as he was wearing a cap but I stopped and saw him put all these notes in this homeless guy's hands.
"The guy asked him why he was giving him the money but he didn't even know who Hugh was.
"It wasn't until I heard his accent and looked closer that I recognised him.
"I heard him chatting to the homeless man about his life and then he asked him to go with him for a meal. The guy was laughing saying he wasn't well-dressed enough.
"Hugh shook his hand and left and I walked over to the homeless guy and told him who he was."
The stunned onlooker then went over to the man who was 'ready to cry'.
She added: "He looked really shocked by happy and said he'd invited him for dinner at the Blythswood and that he wished he'd gone.
"He counted the money and said 'he's given me £100' and looked like he was ready to cry. I felt like crying after it as well and I have huge respect for Hugh."
The heartwarming act came last week as Jackman was beginning a 92-date tour of his show, 'The Man. The Music. The Show', which sees him perform hits from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables and The Boy From Oz.
During the medley of tunes, audiences also get to see Jackman perform with Showman co-star and Bearded Lady Keala Settle, for a rendition of 'This Is Me'.
The actor will now take the show through Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand before winding his way back to the US later this year.
Earlier this year the actor confirmed that work has begun on a sequel to The Greatest Showman.
The Australian actor was speaking to BBC Radio 2 about another new film - Missing Link - but when asked about the smash hit musical Jackman told host Steve Wright the news that fans had been waiting for - even if he was a bit coy to start with.
He said: "The real answer is 'could be', I'm not sure. I'm being completely honest with you, there is talk of something going around but no one is really sure.
"I think right now there's more emphasis being put on what will happen with... I was doing my show, will there be another live version'. No one is really sure right now, so that's the honest truth.
"But I think someone is working on a treatment for something. I know they are, they're working on a treatment for something."
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read