Whether they performed amazing acts of altruism or showed off insane spectacles of fame, some stars got our attention in a big way this year. See our top choices for the grandest celebrity gestures of 2013.
Sean Parker's Wedding
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Wed … Again
In 2013, this couple renewed their vows for a second time. After choosing to recommit to each other in Paris in 2012, Cannon and Carey decided to keep things stateside this time. The pair shutdown Disneyland to renew their vows on their fifth wedding anniversary. The singer didn't simply walk down the aisle, she showed up to the ceremony in a crystal carriage – dressed the part of a princess. After the vows were exchanged, their 250 guests were treated to fireworks and free rides on the theme park's attractions.
Holly Madison's Disneyland Wedding
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Bob Barker Gives Big to the Elephants
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Tom Hiddleston's Good Deeds
Hiddleston has spent most of 2013 mesmerizing fans with his adorable antics – dancing included. But the real reason the charming Avengers actor earns a spot on this list is because of all the little things he has done to help others. This year, we've seen the actor offer his coat to an interviewer, bring a thermos of soup to a freezing red carpet reporter, surprise schoolchildren and generally be a gentleman to just about everyone. All those little things add up to one grand year.
Aaron Paul's Anti-Bullying Awareness
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Justin Bieber Carried Up The Great Wall of China
This has been a dramatic year for Bieber, and the singer did not help matters when he asked his team to carry him up the Great Wall of China. The questionable move spread around social media and the response to Bieber's shoulder ride across one of the wonders of the world wasn't complimentary. Hopefully the 19-year-old has learned a lesson, and he'll put his extensive collection of kicks to use by walking on his own two feet in the future.
(5) Another photo of Justin being carried by his bodyguards up the Great Wall of China (September 30th, 2013) pic.twitter.com/NLy6oC4tZW— BelieveTourUpdates™ (@BelieveTUpdates) September 30, 2013
Ellen Surprises Waitress With $10,000 Check
Karma kicked in quickly for a kind waitress from Concord, N.H. named Sarah Hoidahl. She picked up the tab of two soldiers she was serving as a thank you for their service and never gave the good deed a second thought – until Ellen Degeneres called. Degeneres invited Hoidahl onto her show and shocked the waitress with a pricey surprise. Hoidahl left with a $10,000 check as a thank you for her simple, altruistic gesture.