John Legend donates $10 to homeless man amid social distancing rules

John Legend refused to allow social distancing measures to prevent him from doing a good deed, as he was spotted donating money to a homeless man. 

The Ordinary People singer ran some solo errands around West Hollywood on Sunday (26 April) without his wife Chrissy Teigen and their two children, Luna, four, and Miles, one. 

After grabbing some cash out of an ATM, John came across a man in need and kindly passed on a $10 (£8) note from his large wad. 

John, 41, wore a face mask but didn’t have any gloves on although it appears the two men didn’t make physical contact and the singer made sure to keep a distance per guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. 

It’s a wonder John had change to spare following reports that he and Chrissy, 34, have just bought a new property in West Hollywood for a cool $5.1 million (£4 million). 

According to Town & Country, the stunning mansion was built to spec and only finished earlier this year.

The property boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a pool, spa and what are described as ‘floating gardens’ which can only be heaven on Earth. 

Interestingly, John and Chrissy’s current home in Beverly Hills – purchased for $14.1 million (£11.2 million) in 2016 – is actually bigger than their new pad so it’s not known if they’ll actually live in the West Hollywood property. 

John has been particularly charitable during the global health crisis and took part in the One World: Together At Home concert curated by Lady Gaga and Global Citizen. The crooner duetted with British singer Sam Smith on a cover of Stand By Me from the comfort of their own homes. 

Last week, John also took part in the TIME 100 Talks: Finding Hope where he played a piano solo of Lean On Me before raising awareness of prison inmates potentially being exposed to Covid-19 while incarcerated.

‘It’s been a hotbed for a lot of infections, because so many people are so close to each other, and the conditions already aren’t the best,’ John explained. 

Referring to inmates who might not be guilty of crimes and those who are unable to make bail, the singer went on: ‘That should not carry with it a death sentence. 

‘We need to think very carefully about who we really need to have in our jails and prisons to keep us safe.’ 

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