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Mel Gibson

Dolls Up Little Girls

... For Charity

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

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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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.

696 days ago


Mel Gibson For President.......................Of UrAnus...

696 days ago


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

696 days ago


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

696 days ago


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

696 days ago


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

696 days ago


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

696 days ago


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.

696 days ago


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.

696 days ago

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 ;)

696 days ago


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.

696 days ago


Old Melly Mel trying to clean up his image, eh

696 days ago

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.

696 days ago


This moron has no business being around children.

696 days ago


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

696 days ago
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