Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington surprised some in the Russell and Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.
The Washington Post reported that the 63-year-old was in the nation's capital to speak with senators about Boys & Girls Club of America. He is a longtime national spokesman for the organization.
Washington met with Sen. John Neely Kennedy, R-La., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.
Although the specifics of the conversations are not clear, Booker said Washington was advocating for the Boys & Girls Club.
Thank you Denzel for stopping by the Senate today to advocate for the Boys and Girls club. It feels good to share a laugh with you and work with you on behalf of our nation’s kids. pic.twitter.com/MKcZnYSNb5— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) September 26, 2018
"Today I had the opportunity to discuss the great work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America w 1 of my favorite actors, Denzel Washington," Kennedy said on Twitter. "The Boys & Girls Clubs of Louisiana serve more than 24,000 kids, & empower them to reach their full potential as responsible & caring citizens."
Today I had the opportunity to discuss the great work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America w 1 of my favorite actors, Denzel Washington. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Louisiana serve more than 24,000 kids, & empower them to reach their full potential as responsible & caring citizens. pic.twitter.com/8rL7OgAXii— John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) September 25, 2018
NOLA.com reported that Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., also met with Washington.
Great sitting down with the Boys & Girls Club of America this afternoon to discuss opportunities to promote the organization for youth in local communities. Also enjoyed meeting one of their board members, Denzel Washington! @BGCA_Clubs pic.twitter.com/I7F0IvjJbD— Richard Shelby (@SenShelby) September 25, 2018
Others in the building caught the actor walking through the Senate subway, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Later that day, Washington attended a ceremony honoring Malachi Haynes, who was named the organization's National Youth of the Year.
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