If you were all choked up over the Idol Gives Back special last night, chances are you had good company. Britney Spears cried “for like two hours” over the children in Africa after watching the special on television. It prompted her, with permission, to whip out the credit card and make a big $25,000 donation. From the source,
“She did it all on her own. She watched the show and cried for like two hours over the children in Africa with malaria,” a Spears family insider tells Life & Style. “She didn’t know much about the disease, so she Googled it. She was horrified to realize kids were dying from mosquito bites. So she went online and donated after getting [her dad] Jamie’s permission. She used her Amex.”
Good on ya Brit — even if you’re just learning about the nastiness of malaria a little late in life.