Celebrities – they’re just better than us. First, Ryan Gosling breaks up a fight in the streets of NYC, now it seems Kate Winslet has upped the hero ante by pulling a 90 year-old woman out of a burning building. And not just any 90 year-old woman, but the mother of Virgin founder and CEO, Richard Branson. Looks like Kate never has to worry about money again…not that she really had to before.
The story goes: Kate was vacationing on Branson’s private island in the Caribbean when a tropical storm caused a fire at the billionaire’s mansion. Twenty people were stuck inside, including Branson’s mom. Kate got her own kids to safety then stuck around to assist with the evacuation, and helped carry Branson’s mother out of the burning home. Branson expressed his gratitude on his blog, and will probably buy Kate a small country or something in the near future.