Actor John Cleese brings support to Chicago's LGBT community

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Friday, June 17, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Actor and comedic icon John Cleese was in Lakeview Thursday night to bring sympathy and support to the city's gay community in light of the Orlando tragedy.

Cleese delivered what he called "a random act of flowers" to patrons and friends at the Center on Halsted.

The "Monty Python" star was also stunned by rare gun violence in his native England where politician Jo Cox was shot and killed in broad daylight.

"Its never happened before in my lifetime," he said. "So in this time of crisis when there's so much needless violence, these little acts of kindness begin to reverse the momentum."

Cleese said the flower deliveries aimed to bring cheer to those who feel most vulnerable.