New Orleans, Feb. 23: "If you're going to adopt an orphan . . . adopt from a country you love," Jolie (with Shiloh, Pitt and Zahara) told PEOPLE in '03.
03/07/2007 AT 12:00 PM EST
Wherever Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt travel, they like to meet the locals up close. So when the couple stopped by an orphanage in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City the day after Thanksgiving, it seemed a typical goodwill gesture. Mixing easily with the children, they gave out candy and balloons.
At one point, Jolie "sat down to play with the kids and helped them assemble puzzles," says a source. "She was very friendly to the orphans." Few onlookers knew they were among movie stars. Recalls one: "They looked like backpackers."