Angelina Jolie & Shiloh bought a giant bear from two kids on the roadside


What would you do if Angelina Jolie rolled up in a Cadillac while you were having a yard sale? What if you were trying to sell some item by the side of the road and La Jolie and Shiloh stop and buy what you’re selling? I think this might be my new favorite Angelina Jolie story. Two kids were selling their giant bear by the side of the road, and Angelina stopped and bought it. Seriously! Shiloh was there!

Angelina Jolie combined her love for kids and gigantic stuffed animals … and a couple of 8-year-old entrepreneurs made out big time. It all went down Sunday when Tim Alexander and his twins, Allen and Brandon, were in Toluca Lake, CA trying to sell “Big Bear” … an 8 1/2 foot tall teddy bear for $50. After an hour, they had no takers.

Then suddenly, Tim says a Cadillac pulled up with Angelina and Shiloh inside, and BOOM … they had a taker. He says Angelina doubled the twins’ asking price — handing over $50 to each of them. Dad says Allen and Brandon had no idea Angelina was a celeb, but he filled them in later with a “Kung Fu Panda” reference. Skadoosh!

[From TMZ]

There’s a glorious video of Angelina talking to the kids and everyone involved trying to force this giant bear into the trunk of the Caddy – go here to see TMZ’s video, but I found a YouTube video too (below). What’s my favorite part? I don’t even know. Like, I love the fact that Angelina and Shiloh are just rolling around LA in a Caddy, looking to do good deeds. I love Shiloh and Angelina’s body language in the video – at one point, Shiloh rests her arms on Angelina’s shoulder, and it just seems like they’re protective of each other. It’s sweet. I also love that Angelina is wearing a big, black muumuu. The woman loves a sack dress. And most of all, I love that she bought a giant bear from two kids for double what they were asking.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Pri says:

    Did she have a southern accent in the vid?

    • Snowflake says:

      I would say more Midwest or no accent. She doesn’t drag out the words like they do in the South.

  2. MrsBPitt says:

    Love it!!

  3. Soprana says:

    Woah…is Shiloh taller than she is now, or is that just the camera angle/where she’s standing?

  4. Jess says:

    Awww that’s adorable ♡
    I love how close to her children Angelina is

  5. aims says:

    That’s so lovely !

  6. sunny says:

    Yeah….I wouldn’t buy a used stuffed animal. Seems a good way to get fleas, bedbugs, lice and who knows what else. It was nice of her but it makes my skin crawl to think of it. People are not clean (family member is a realtor and I have been in many houses) and it’s not like a yard sale where you can buy a table and wipe it down, or even clothes that you can leave outside for a bit in the sun and then wash a few times. Anything stuffed or padded or whatever is a big NOOOPE!

    • lucy2 says:

      I wouldn’t buy a used one unless it could fit in a washing machine, which that one definitely can’t! It was cute though, and I bet it made the boys day to not only sell it but get double their money.

    • V4Real says:

      Seems a good way to get fleas.”

      It’s not a real bear. Just kidding.

      But maybe they will have it cleaned. And maybe they will donate it to a child in need.

    • OhHellNo! says:

      It is easy to get rid of any infestation, I’m pretty sure that having such a large family Angie would have such a thing as a chest freezer, the bear is simply wrapped completely in tough polythene and sealed completely so no frost can enter, it is then placed into the freezer for 2 weeks to ensure nothing survives. Easy really, it is done in the royal palace and castles of all the royal households and large estates here in the UK for anything from bears to rugs to tapestries if they are coming from a new location or if an item is donated. Nothing survives the freezer, these houses will not take the risk of bringing in any parasites! But knowing Angie’s history she may donate it to a children’s charity or another similar organisation. It was lovely that she gave them $50 each.

  7. Luca76 says:

    Adorbs. I would die.

  8. doofus says:

    oh lordy…cute video of them all pushing the bear in the trunk! and those two kids are adorable!!! and it was so sweet how she touched that other kid’s cheek…aw…

    but that is a TERRIBLE dress! on the plus side, her hair looks SO shiny and pretty.

  9. OSTONE says:

    Omg love it! And I am not even a brangeloonie! So sweet of her and Shiloh!

    • susiecue says:

      Same here!

    • Jenna says:

      I agree! This really put a smile on my face. Like it’s completely unsurprising that she’s great with kids, but I still love seeing super famous people dropped into completely everyday situations with normal people and being completely chill and sweet.

  10. serena says:

    So adorable!

  11. my3cents says:

    Very sweet. What a nice and genuine person she is.

  12. Laura says:

    So sweet! When did Shiloh get so tall!?!

  13. joannie says:


  14. Little Darling says:

    Hands down the best part was when you realize Angelina is the billowy woman in back, her stature so much smaller than imagined. I could not love it anymore, it’s kind of inexplicable how perfect it is that she’s in a black caftan style kimono jacket. It somehow says so much about her, indirectly. She’s flowing, breezy like a summer afternoon, nothing but sweetness and good intentions.

    Love it.

  15. Ari says:

    this is so great!!!

  16. Flowerchild says:

    Sweet story and I like how Angelina introduced herself as Angie and not Angelina or Angelina Jolie.

  17. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    Amazing how the moment was captured! Angelina is the star of creating good pr. Taylor Swift should take notes.

    I must be getting used to Angelina’s dresses because that one looks comfy.

    • MarthaV. says:

      I was just waiting for someone to say that this was Angelina’s PR!
      The video was taken by father of the boys! He put it on his Instagram several days ago, then it was picked up by TMZ. But everything must be conspiracy when it comes to her, must it?!

      • Freddy Spaghetti says:

        So one of the world’s biggest stars and her child are caught on film doing something awesome with no security for either of them?

        Look, I’m not saying what she did wasn’t sweet. But yes, I think it was calculated. Angelina is outstanding at pr. Always has been.

      • GWEN says:

        @ Freddy Spaghettini

        If you would have look at the other videos the father and mother posted you would know the parents were video taping the kids for more then an hour before Angelina came along. There videos of the kids running up to all the cars that passed by and yelling and holding up there signs.

        Nothing about this seems “calculated” at all. The only reason TMZ seems to have gotten the story is because it seems fans were posting the videos and screenshots all over social media.

        As someone said in a post yesterday celebrities can’t win.  

      • Jan says:

        There is always security for this family, maybe you miss the guy moving in front of the car and helping stuff the bear in the trunk.

    • Fa says:

      What you missed is the beginning of the video as the dad was recording the kids before Angie get there. He was recording the kids experience of selling the bear you can go check his Facebook where he recorded even the third other boy mom was recording before they get to his friends and his keep recording lives when Angie get there, just saying no defending anyone after I watched the parents Facebook pages

  18. Zut alors! says:

    I love how she just left her handbag on the sidewalk and helped push the teddy bear in the trunk. I also love how she introduced herself as just “Angie” and “Shiloh”. Shiloh seems rather shy. Angelina remains my fav celeb by far. What a genuine and warm interaction between two families.

  19. vava says:

    really great!

  20. Lucy says:

    Hahaha amazing!! She’s so cool.

  21. Heat says:

    I just love all of this. Really sweet and unassuming.

  22. KiddVicious says:

    I’m wondering why Angie stuffed one of her kids into her tote bag (top photo) 😀

  23. Frosty says:

    That was great, I love when random fun moments like this are captured. On anotther notes, perhaps the kids wouldn’t have had to sell their bear if we had #UniversalBasicIncome. Just sayin’.

    • KiddVicious says:

      I assumed it was being sold because it’s too big and in the way. Mom probably got tired of tripping over it and told them to get rid of it or it was going in the garbage, one piece at a time.

  24. B n A fn says:

    All three kids was given $50 each. Their father said they were selling big bear for $50 but was willing to take $40. She gave each of the twin $50. The youngest, Elias pulled at her dress for his Share of the loot and she went in her purse and gave him his $50. In the video you can hear the mother saying Elias no, Elias no, For asking her for money. Sweet story.

    • Fa says:

      That boy is the twins brothers friend he was not selling the bear so he asked Angie for money but she asked him to tell her a story and he couldn’t remembered so she gave to him at the end $50

  25. B2C says:

    Love this!!! Between this post and the #VeteransForKaepernick post I am smiling ear to ear, and the way things have been going lately I definitely needed them to lift my spirits.

  26. Tonya says:

    Oh My God!!!!! i would die lool so cool

  27. Sarah says:

    How cute! The more I learn about her, the more likable she seems. I love when she tells the youngster, “I’m Angie,” and they have no idea who she is!! 😂

    As a side note, I am friends with Bert Keeter from Project Runway on Facebook, and he hinted that he’s fitting Angie for a gown. He said, “I was hoping Brad was home,” and the woman’s arm is very slender. Could be her! Check it out!!!

  28. Natasha says:

    Where did my comment go? What did I say wrong?

  29. Jan says:

    Shiloh and some of the other children collects stuff animals, so no biggie getting another bear.
    Why people act so shocked that Angie and Shiloh have a normal relationship.

  30. Laura says:

    As if I needed yet one more reason to be in love with Angelina Jolie! (lol) She does seem like a genuinely kind, humble and loving person, despite her immense wealth and fame. I have always loved her – even during her wild child days – and feel proud of the compassionate, family-orientated and beautiful woman she has become.

  31. Tourmaline says:

    I read this as “a giant BEER” ok backing out of this post now…

  32. Carmen says:

    Sweet. She seems like a genuinely nice and decent person.

  33. The Original Mia says:

    That was one big bear. Too funny seeing them shove that bear into the trunk. Very sweet for Angie to give all the kids a $50. Love her.

  34. Donna Martin says:

    Omg love her so much! Here comes the Jennifer Aniston story in 3…2…1

  35. lisa2 says:

    Cute story. If you have been a fan and know this couple you know this happens more than reported. Fans see this side of Angie all the time. I like how down to earth Angie is. And Shiloh is a beautiful little girl. She looks so much like her mother when she smiles. Angie is a sucker for kids.. Brad too. They always gravitate towards kids.

  36. Ann says:

    You read so much about the celebrities and how they act. It was nice ot see how genuine she was wih the children. Loved how she gave each of them attention and introduced herself just nice ot see.

  37. mememe says:

    Shiloh is the spitting image of her dad !!