By Marni Dixit
Liam Neeson has been shooting his new action movie Backlight in Melbourne for the last few weeks and while he may be a busy man, the star has taken the time to brighten the day of some of the city's frontline workers.
The 68-year-old Irish actor surprised a Melbourne hospital with flowers and a handwritten note that read: "To all you lovely Aussie and Irish nurses. Thinking of you all. Much love and respect, Liam Neeson."
Nurses at Royal Melbourne's Hospital were left starstruck shared photos of the surprising delivery, sharing their thanks to the star on Facebook.
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"I will find you...and I will...treat you," the post jokingly began, referencing his fan favourite movie Taken.
"Liam Neeson is filming a movie in Melbourne and was kind enough to send in some flowers to our Acute Medical Unit, which was a COVID-19 ward this year.
"Thanks Liam, from all of us starstruck at RMH!"
"Fantastic you all deserve this treat," one Facebook user commented. "Thank you all."
"That’s very kind," another added. "He’s a very thoughtful man."
"How special is that!" someone else wrote.
"How beautiful wow, you all deserve it," another said.
Others commented that the delivery was "stunning" and a "classy" gesture by Neeson.
The film's producer Paul Currie, recently revealed Liam hasn't been able to do any sightseeing during his visit to Australia.
The film has strict Covid-safe protocol, meaning the star is seeing more of his hotel room than any of Melbourne.
Speaking with The Age, Currie said: "He hasn't had time to go out to restaurants or anything like that, and we can't let him out anyway."
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