George Clooney Visits Scotland Café To Support Homeless People

Hollywood actor George Clooney visited a Scottish sandwich shop on Thursday morning, showing support for the café that helps supply homeless people with hot food and drinks.

The Oscar-winning actor spent 15 minutes at Social Bite Café in Edinburgh, which operates a system where customers can pay for a hot drink or food for a homeless person. He donated $1,000 to the charitable café, BBC reports.

Clooney, who is a former U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, is in the Scottish capital to speak this evening at the Scottish Business Awards. He will take part in a question and answer session with an audience of 2,000 people.

During his 15-minute visit to the café this morning, Clooney spoke to the owners, shook hands and even had time for a selfie.

Speaking to the Guardian newspaper about Social Bite, Clooney said: "I like what they're doing, I think it's a very important cause. I think the idea that we can all participate in everyone's difficulties is really important."

The café, which donates all of its profits to homeless people in the area, is owned by Josh Littlejohn, founder of the Scottish Business Awards.

Clooney's last visit to Scotland was in 2005 when he presented Live 8 Edinburgh. Prior to his speech tonight, he will be lunching with Heather McGowan, a 32-year-old wedding planner, who won a fundraising competition to meet him.