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Zach Galifianakis

'Hangover' Date Is 87

& Not Homeless (Anymore)

5/21/2013 2:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Stu: So, uh, are you sure you're qualified to be taking care of that baby?

Alan: What are you talking about? I've found a baby before.
Stu: You found a baby before? Where?
Alan: Coffee Bean.

Zach Galifianakis pulled a similar Alan move in real life -- replace "baby" with "homeless lady" -- and you've got his date to the "Hangover 3" premiere ... who TMZ spoke to right before the big event!

Our photog spotted 87-year-old Elizabeth "Mimi" Haist on Monday in L.A. -- the woman Zach rescued from homelessness two years ago.

The story goes ... Zach became friends with Mimi at Fox Coin Laundry in Santa Monica back in 1994 -- where she would help people fold their clothes ... for tips.

When he found out she'd become homeless a few years ago, he decided to help out ... setting her up in a one bedroom apartment and paying her rent. 

Zach also began taking Mimi as his date to his movie premieres -- and walked the red carpet with her at "Hangover 2," "The Campaign" ... and now "Hangover 3."

And how does Mimi feel about Zach? Check out the video ... it's adorable.

62 COMMENTS

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1.

Mike    

Zach great move, you're awesome.

435 days ago
2.

su    

Zach Galifianakis is a true hero. We need more of those types.

435 days ago
3.

Harlin's Garage    

Momma??????

435 days ago
4.

Passion Of The Taint    

Love Zach Galifianakis!!!!!!!
Great man!

435 days ago
5.

Mary    

That is so cool!

435 days ago
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Jannie    

So refresing. If more famous and or rich people did this, if we all found a way to pay it forward, in a big or small way, the world would be a little less scary place to live in. Now, will someone please adopt Lindsay? 'K. Thanks.

435 days ago
7.

fenuchi    

GALIFIANAKIS = GREAT HUMAN BEING

435 days ago
8.

Lucy in the Sky    

Wish I heard more story's like this! Wonderful!

435 days ago
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michael    

wonder if he gives her any "lotion" to rub on her skin.

435 days ago
10.

michael    

I wonder if he's ever taken her for a box lunch at the Y.

435 days ago
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michael    

any word on if he bangs her?

435 days ago
12.

Loretta Love    

BRAVO~

435 days ago
13.

tiffanyCG    

That's cool people that got money helping out someone in red is cool it makes me want to watch more of his movies and he's giving her a better look on life. She's happy TIGHT

435 days ago
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Drama1245    

This just made me like him even more. That's really cool of him to help her out and take her to premieres. It's even nicer to hear he has been doing this for awhile and never made it known for extra publicity. He's one of the few that didnt let fame go to his head it seems.

435 days ago
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TMZgossip    

Mel Gibson would of screamed at her for a BL0W J0B

435 days ago
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