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Ashton Kutcher Surprised Kids At A Children's Hospital And The Photos Are Heartwarming

Entertainment Tonight / University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital

Ashton Kutcher has truly come a long way since That 70s Show.

He has starred in a number of famous movies and shows, like No Strings Attached and Two and a Half Men.

He also started a foundation called Thorn, which helps law enforcement crack down on human traffickers.

Now he's working on his next pledge: to eliminate child pornography from the internet.

People who haven't been following his life closely have no idea that Kutcher is not just a pretty face.

He also isn't the type of person to forget his roots once he was thrust into the limelight.

Before Kutcher became famous, he dealt with a lot of tragedy while growing up in Iowa.

His twin brother, Michael, who was born with cerebral palsy suffered a life-threatening heart attack at the age of 13.

Kutcher almost took his own life to save his brother's, but luckily an organ donor was found.

The Hollywood heartthrob is no stranger to suffering, which is why he takes time out to visit patients at hospitals.

On June 11, Kutcher surprised patients at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

The 40-year-old actor was born in Cedar Rapids, but moved to Homestead to attend Clear Creek Amana High School for sophomore year.

Here are a few heartwarming photos that were taken on that special day!

"Now that is a man who deserves a lot of respect," wrote one Facebook user.

"Such a great picture. Really wants to hear what my Grandson has to say. It made his day. Such a[n] awesome guy," Jeannie Neipert wrote on the post above.

You can tell that the kids feel comfortable in his presence.

"Looks like a heartfelt visit not a photo op. That's a true Iowan!" wrote another user.

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Read more about the Hollywood star's next pledge here.

Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.