If you thought that George and Amal Clooney couldn't get any more perfect, you'd be wrong. The 56-year-old actor recently opened up to David Letterman on his new Netflix show — My Next Guest Needs No Introduction — about sponsoring Iraqi refugee, Hazim Avdal, in the US with his human rights lawyer wife. The couple joined forces with George's parents to help Hazim escape ISIS violence.
"I remember being so struck by his courage but also just this amazing spirit and how he spoke about even after everything he'd lost, he spoke about a desire for justice, not revenge," Amal revealed. "He spoke about his dream of one day studying in the US and I know we all had the same thought which was, well, maybe there's something we can do to help with that."
During the upcoming episode, David will travel to Augusta, KY in order to meet Hazim. Hazim came to the US last year and is currently studying at the University of Chicago. It's these type of rare stories that the former late-night host is trying to tell in his new interview-focused show.
"He's a person who has a lot on his mind. He's extremely curious. He's very interested in peoples and their stories," director of the Netflix series, Michael Bonfiglio explained. "I think that again the format of the show gives him the opportunity to explore the world in a way that we haven't seen him before. That's sort of what we're trying to do overall is bring the audience to stories and ideas that are maybe a little unexpected. I think it sort of shows the best of what our nation can be. Of welcoming people in need."
It seems like this kind of positive message has really touched George and Amal's fans. "I was amazed with the story about the help of Amal & George Clooney the help they extended a Yazidi refugee," one person tweeted. "I hope there are more people who understand…" What a great example!