Chris Hemsworth gave Year 12 students at Immanuel College in Adelaide, Australia, a ‘tremendous surprise’ earlier this week.
The Thor actor, 36, shared a special video message for students from his base in Byron Bay, to launch their Year 12 jumper, designed by the school’s prefects.
Principal Kevin Richardson told The Advertiser on Wednesday how one student worked their ‘distant connection’ with the A-list star.
‘It was a long shot!’ How an Australian student worked their ‘distant connection’ to Chris Hemsworth (left), 36, to receive a special video message from the Thor star
‘They made contact and it was a long shot, but it was very generous of Chris to support and encourage our Year 12s in this challenging year,’ he said.
‘It was very special and a tremendous surprise to everyone,’ Mr Richardson added.
In the video, a casually dressed Chris said to the students: ‘Hey there, guys. I just wanted to give a big shout-out to all the Year 12 students at Immanuel College 2020.
‘Enjoy the jumper designed by your prefects, enjoy the year, have fun, see you soon.’
‘Have fun’: A student from Immanuel College in Adelaide made contact. Chris shared a video message for the Year 12 students to launch their jumper, designed by the school’s prefects
Can’t believe their luck! The final year students erupted in loud cheers in the clip
The final year students couldn’t hide their shock, erupting in loud cheers.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time Chris has shown his generous side.
On Monday, the former Home and Away star teamed up with younger brother Liam Hemsworth, 30, for a worthwhile cause.
The brothers joined Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi to read Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach over a live Zoom chat for charity.
Surprise! Meanwhile on Monday, Chris (pictured) and brother Liam Hemsworth teamed up with filmmaker Taika Waititi to read Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach over a live Zoom chat for charity
Chris, Liam and actor Nick Kroll read chapters one through four during the first episode of the series.
Their fundraising video was uploaded to Roald Dahl HQ’s YouTube channel, alongside information about Partners in Health and how fans can donate.
According to the video’s description, the Roald Dahl Story Company and its partners will be matching every single donation made by viewers.
Fundraiser: Taika (pictured) aims to read the entire book with different celebrities over 10 episodes this month, raising money for Partners in Health amid the coronavirus pandemic
Charity: According to the video’s description, the Roald Dahl Story Company and its partners will be matching every single donation made by viewers. Pictured: Liam Hemsworth
Many fans have praised the project, saying it’s a great way for families to spend time together in self-isolation.
‘I would watch Chris Hemsworth reading a phone book,’ one person joked. A woman who claimed to be a teacher added: ‘I will be sharing this with my class this week!’
Stars such as Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Benedict Cumberbatch will read further chapters of James and the Giant Peach in future episodes.
Home, sweet home: The Hemsworth brothers have been self-isolating in their native Australia during the coronavirus pandemic. Chris (right) has remained in Byron Bay with his wife, Elsa Pataky (left), and their three children
Chris and Liam will only appear in the first installment of the book reading.
The Hemsworth brothers have been self-isolating in their native Australia during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chris has remained in Byron Bay with his wife, Elsa Pataky, and their three children.
Liam has been staying at his property on Phillip Island, just off the coast of Melbourne, with his model girlfriend, Gabriella Brooks.
Shacking up: Liam has been staying at his property on Phillip Island, just off the coast of Melbourne, with his model girlfriend, Gabriella Brooks (pictured)