Let’s stop the scandal machine for just a moment and marvel again at indefatigable JEFF BRIDGES – who’s never met a homeless person he didn’t like, and spent hours outside a Vons market in Santa Barbara, begging passers-by to donate nonperishable food items for local charity food banks, plus nonfood necessities like soap, shampoo and cleaning supplies.

“Jeff collected enough stuff to fill up two vans,” said a friend of the star.

“Then he visited local nail salons, reminding pampered patrons that hungry people need their help – and everyone opened their wallets!”

Incredibly, the star’s donated million$$ of his own money to the homeless – not to mention proceeds from concerts he stages. Folks, repeat after me…bless Jeff Bridges. Amen.

Now, let’s gossip…!