As part of his duties as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, actor Orlando Bloom visited Ukraine over the weekend and even shook hands with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. However, what got people on social media talking about his visit was his hand-to-heart gesture before he entered the room to meet Zelensky.
In a video, that is currently going viral, Bloom was seen placing his hand against his heart with his head bowed in a humble gesture before shaking Zelensky’s hand. The video is winning many hearts. As Bloom bows his head, Zelensky says “Welcome.”
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Zelensky meets Orlando Bloom in Kyiv pic.twitter.com/0dbHefgAGx
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In another video, Bloom and Zelensky are seen joking and laughing together in a light moment. “My castle is in my heart,” says Bloom, touching his own heart to which Zelensky replies, “cool.” He then reaches over and touches Zelensky’s heart, saying, “You have a heart,” to which the Ukrainian president bursts out laughing.
"My mom said – If you see Zelensky, tell him to win!" – @ZelenskyyUa met with Orlando Bloom during the latter's visit to Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/hI6JmEOaAa
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Bloom traveled for three days through the Middle East country, which is still under siege by the Russian military. UNICEF, the United Nations org, provides international humanitarian aid to children.
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Bloom toured Irpin, Demydiv, and Kyiv, during his visit to the war-torn nation before meeting the Ukrainian president. Zelensky and Bloom then sat across the table to discuss how they could help the Ukrainian children as Russia continues to try and take over their country.