Hugh Jackman has opened his own charity coffee shop in New York, which will raise money for good causes.
Hugh Jackman has opened his own charity coffee shop.
The 'Real Steel' actor created the Laughing Man Coffee & Tea in New York - which sells tea, coffee and chocolates to raise money for good causes - and he even brought beverages out to young fans as they visited the opening of the store.
The 43-year-old star got the idea for the shop - which is part of the Laughing Man organisation and charity he founded with his friends Barry and David Steingard - when he met a coffee farmer named Dukale during a trip to Ethiopia in 2009.
Following the visit, Hugh felt "inspired" to give something back and this coincided with his family friends' plans to re-enter the coffee business.
Previously talking about the Laughing Man brand, he said: "I met a man who changed the way I looked at the world. As Dukale and I planted coffee trees together, I began to see the potential for one man's hard work to transform an entire community.
"While working with Dukale that day, I was so inspired by what I learned from him and his community. I made Dukale a promise to do my bit to help. Laughing Man Worldwide is the fulfillment of that promise."