This post first appeared here on July 24, 2012.
The idea was, at first, mocked as a really bad idea, but Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi Blazic, pulled off an apparently well-intentioned and very well-received visit today to victims of the Colorado “Dark Knight Shootings.” The star of the “Dark Knight Rises” movie spent a great deal of time today visiting the hospital where the injured were being treated, bringing flowers to the spontaneous memorial garden near the site of the tragedy and mingling with mourners.
According to the Blaze, “Hospital staff spoke glowingly of his cooperativeness and positive demeanor, and praised the positive effect that his visit had on the patients.”
The Denver Post reported that Bale had contacted hospital officials prior to his visit and asked that media not be notified. He said he just wanted to meet with the injured and police and hospital staff. Well done, Mr. Bale.