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Mel Gibson

Dolls Up Little Girls

... For Charity

11/29/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mel Gibson
knows what women want ... or at least 10-year-old girls ... because he recently went on a play date with two young ladies as part of the charity he works for -- and bought them expensive custom dolls!!!

The charity's called Mending Kids International -- an organization that performs life-saving surgeries for children around the world ... in this case, a 10- and an 11-year-old girl from Honduras who required serious reconstructive face surgeries.

The surgeries were a success -- and Mel celebrated with the girls by taking them out for a stroll around The Grove in L.A., eating lunch, ice cream, window shopping ... and finally, taking them on a trip to the American Girl doll store, where Mel helped them assemble their own look-alike dolls.

FYI -- the store ain't cheap.

Mel -- who's also participating in the Mending Kids celeb poker tournament this weekend in West Hollywood at the London -- tells us, "It was really fun spending time with Karol and Sara ... They have been through so much and are just so inspirational to everyone who meets them."

Mel adds, "At home, these girls couldn't leave their homes for fear of being tormented. Now, they are walking through one of the most popular tourist areas of Los Angeles."

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119 COMMENTS

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Aenwyn    

Mel needs good PR. Not entirely sure if he's doing this out of the good of his heart or for the publicity...but in any case I prefer this than listening to a recording of him having a screaming fit.

662 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Mel Gibson For President.......................Of UrAnus... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranus

662 days ago
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Stiletto    

OK, not to be mean --yes, I know I am-- but how come kids that look like this, always smell like dried ketchup?

662 days ago
4.

Brooke    

Aw, it's nice to hear something positive about him for a change.

662 days ago
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beachgal    

He beat & threatened to kill a woman, why would anyone let children around this puke

662 days ago
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wendy    

2 beautiful girls with a new lease on life, i love this story.

662 days ago
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awesomewave    

Despite what I think of Mel's behavior, it's great those two girls got the help they needed.

662 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

Mel was involved in Mending Kids International long before he was involved with OG. I admire him for finding a way to help these children. It helps them, but it has to make him feel good that he can make a difference.

662 days ago
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Barbara    

Good for Mel, he is still one of my favorite actors and what he is doing for those girls is heart warming. You go, Mel.

662 days ago
10.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Love you Mel, always have, always will. :)


Mel has participated in Mending Kids for YEARS! Of course he is doing it out of the goodness of his heart. he HATES publicity, always has.

You haters need to get over yourselves and start thinking better before you make your hateful comments making yourselves small. Undoubtedly YOU are on Santa's bad list ;)

662 days ago
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Mayu    

This isn't about PR. Mel had done lots of charitable works since he became famous. People think Mel is a bad guy cause he can't hold his alcohol. I'm sure a lot of you out there say sh!t when you're drunk you would be embarrassed by. Hell, a lot of you say sh!t when you're sober you SHOULD be embarrassed by. Yet people condemn him while praising people like horror movie director, Victor Salva of Jeepers Creepers (convicted child rapist), and Jamie Foxx who says Obama is "Our Lord and Savior" then wusses out and hides behind the "I'm a comedian" excuse. (Jokes have set ups, punchlines and laughter... not cheers and chanting) but I digress. Mel has done a lot of charitable works for decades, it's only now people are noticing because of all the trouble he's had, and are not wrongly accusing him of a PR stunt.

662 days ago
12.

David    

Old Melly Mel trying to clean up his image, eh

662 days ago
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Mr. Clean    

Good for Mel - heh, and I don't say that a lot. Regardless if it's a PR move or what, it's a good thing to do.

662 days ago
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kitnplayn    

This moron has no business being around children.

662 days ago
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IceGypsy    

Sweet of him to take them out like that. I'm sure they felt really special.

662 days ago
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