This Photo of Alice Cooper Serving a Child at a Food Bank Is Making People Believe In The Human Spirit Again

Anyone who’s ever read an interview with him or gotten the chance to speak to him knows that shock rocker Alice Cooper is anything but the dubious villain he plays onstage. Quite the opposite: the Coop is a polite, kind, thoughtful, and loving dude who plays outlaw rock and roll because he loves making people smile. Now, a photo has emerged of Alice serving a kid at a food bank, and the Internet is getting behind it in a big way.

As you can see in the photo below, Alice was captured helping out at a food bank for the holidays, serving one lucky kid a big dollop of macaroni and cheese (the little dude probably had no idea who he was, honestly). That Alice is taking part in charity work isn’t strange — Cooper is known for helping out those in need, especially during the holiday season — but seeing such an act of kindness from such an infamous character is making the world’s hearts ache during the insane era in which we’re living.

One tweeter wrote, “In a world of Erick Claptons, be Alice Cooper,” referencing how guitarist Eric Clapton recently sued a widow for unknowingly selling a bootleg of one of his albums in her dead husband’s ownership, eventually charging her over $5,000 to pay for his legal fees (then again, Eric Clapton infamously got onstage in 1976 and said, “This is England, this is a white country, we don’t want any black wogs and coons living here,” so anyone who’s surprised he’s a piece of human shit needs to do some research).

One artist who got in on the game is Testament’s Alex Skolnick, who tweeted, “Once held up as a threat to polite society, [Cooper] turns out to be a decent, outstanding citizen while so many so called ‘model citizens’ of schools, churches, business and especially politics, are like the evil characters in his songs.”

Alice, we just wanted to take this moment to say, thank you. Thank you for the awesome songs, thank you for cutting your head off every night for our pleasure, but above all, thank you for being a good dude.

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Words by Chris Krovatin