Zach Galifianakis is a guy who hasn’t and doesn’t show any signs of letting fame get to his head. Which is why the 43 year old actor and star of Hangover III decided to invite his formerly homeless friend Elizabeth Haist to the premiere. The pair became friends in 1994 when Galifianakis was trying to launch his comedy career in L.A. During that time, he visited nearby Fox Laundry, where Haist volunteered and survived off tips from customers. The two stayed in touch over the years, and two years ago, Galifianakis bought Haist a one-bedroom apartment. He now pays her rent and utilities.
Zach is a married man (married Quinn Lunnberg in 2012) but clearly his wife doesn’t mind him doing these amazing deeds. Plus Haist is 87 years old now so Zach’s wife isn’t too worried. Haist told The New York Daily News she was “looking forward” to catching up with her old friend. “I like the excitement of it,” she explained. “If he’s in town, he takes me. Otherwise he lets me take a friend. I dress up nice and a friend helps me with my makeup. It’s fun, not something I’ve ever dreamed I’d experience. The limo takes me home afterwards.”