Fantastic news! Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone!

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Fantastic news! Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone!

Unread postby part-time poet » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:21 pm

Dear friends and fellow Zoners,

I have some very happy news to share with all of you. That happy news is a letter from Johnny Depp—yes, the man himself—thanking the Zone for his birthday gift.

How very generous of JD to interrupt his vacation at Plan de la Tour to write to us! I am continually amazed and astonished by his kindness. I really don’t know what to say to express my gratitude: some gestures bankrupt words, and Johnny Depp is a master at doing that, as those of you who have met him face-to-face can testify. My heart is so full of wonder and amazement that I cannot describe it.

Wow.

I will post the letter here in a boardsize version; click on the thumbnail below to see it full-size.


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I offer my deepest thanks to all of you who contributed to this year’s Birthday Project in support of American Family Children’s Hospital. You somehow found the resources to help others, even in this year of great economic hardship, and I think you are absolutely amazing. :hatsoff: You have had the satisfaction of knowing you gave comfort to sick children and worried parents; now you have the pleasure of receiving a thank-you from Johnny Depp himself. The sweetness of this moment belongs to you.

We thank Johnny Depp very much for his beautiful letter and for including us in his world. To have his “utmost love and respect” is the greatest compliment the Zone could ever receive. We will cherish his kind words always—and we send our utmost love and respect right back to him, every day.

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Unread postby Johnnys Grape » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:24 pm

...I'm crying like a newborn baby :bawl: :bawl: He never ceases to amaze!! What a thoughtful, kind, generous man. I can hardly see what I'm typing, so I hope there are no typos.. :bawl: :cloud9: Johnny you are truly an :angel: Love you. Together we truly do make a difference. :worldhug:
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Unread postby ibbi 3 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:29 pm

:heart: :bawl: :grouphug:
I don't know what to say ....

Thank you so much Johnny, if you would have any idea how much you give to us...
this is just a small thing we can do in return. Bless you.

Thank you Natalie and everyone :worldhug:
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Unread postby linnie » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:33 pm

What a gracious man, and what a wonderful writer he is with such an eloquent letter.
The fact that he takes the time to do this shows his true nature and I am moved beyond words.

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Unread postby Bermuda » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:39 pm

Good Man; Good Pirate that Johnny Depp!!!! :hatsoff: :toastingpirates: :worldhug: :loveshower:
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Unread postby DepplySmitten » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:42 pm

Ok...that made me cry. :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:

Awww...he is just the sweetest, most thoughtful man. Sigh... :cloud9:

Thank you PtP for the news :hug:

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Unread postby Kittycat88 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:43 pm

A lovely letter. How kind of him. And to think of us on vacation ! Ha !! That's very very thoughtful. Hope he is enjoying a wonderful time at his home!

Your welcome, Mr. Depp. With all my heart !
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Unread postby Betty Sue » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:44 pm

"I shall continue to aspire in my efforts and contributions to, at the very least, attempt to keep up with your level of thoughtfulness, commitment and kindness."
And I'm sure he will! What humility! How very Johnny'!! :angel:
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Unread postby redpupluv » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:47 pm

I'm brand new to the Zone, and this is the first thing I read, and my first post. My son and I got to meet him during his recent filming on Public Enemies, and I thought he was so nice at that time. This letter just proves that he is actually "that guy". He doesn't cease to amaze me! :love:
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Unread postby teacher » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:47 pm

In his time for family and rest, in his time off he actually thought of us?
What a man - and he calls us generous?
*off to cry like a baby*
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Unread postby Johnnys Grape » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:56 pm

redpupluv wrote:I'm brand new to the Zone, and this is the first thing I read, and my first post. My son and I got to meet him during his recent filming on Public Enemies, and I thought he was so nice at that time. This letter just proves that he is actually "that guy". He doesn't cease to amaze me! :love:


Agreed, redpuplove. Welcome to the zone. :disco:
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Unread postby Anna » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:10 pm

:grin: :truefan: :goodvibes:

Congratulations to all of us and especially to you, Natalie, and your great staff for once again organising and inspiring the Birthday Project. We ARE a special bunch!!

Thank you, JD. Bless YOU!!
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Unread postby historicalpassion1 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:24 pm

I, too, am amazed and humbled by his continuous kindness and compassion...to take time out of his personal time to thank us. What a generous gesture!

I love this line:

"I shall continue to aspire in my efforts and contributions to, at the very least, attempt to keep up with your level of thoughtfulness, commitment and kindness."

Johnny...it is I who continues to aspire in my efforts and contributions to, at the very least, attempt to keep up with YOUR level of thoughtfulness, commitment and kindess. You are an inspiration to me very single day.
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Unread postby b.p. olive » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:36 pm

historicalpassion1 wrote:I love this line:

"I shall continue to aspire in my efforts and contributions to, at the very least, attempt to keep up with your level of thoughtfulness, commitment and kindness."

Johnny...it is I who continues to aspire in my efforts and contributions to, at the very least, attempt to keep up with YOUR level of thoughtfulness, commitment and kindess. You are an inspiration to me very single day.

My thoughts exactly, historicalpassion. Almost word for word. Johnny apparently does not realize how much he inspires us. Many cycles that feed each other are not so nice. This one is the best and I, for one, am happy to be part of it.

Thanks Natalie, for sharing this with us.
And thank you Johnny.

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Unread postby jdpes » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:44 pm

Awww thank you Johnny!! :goodvibes: :worldhug:
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