Gere was in New York filming the upcoming movie “Time Out of Mind.”
Gere was going through a large trash can when Karine Gombeau, a tourist from France saw him.
Gombeau approached Gere and offered him pizza
The New York Post reports Gere went with it and remained in character, even asking “what’s in the bag?”
“I tried to tell him in English, but it came out half in French,” she told The Post.
“I said, ‘Je suis désolée [I am sorry], but the pizza is cold.’ ”
Gere took the food and said, “thank you so much. God bless you.”
The woman and her family continued their Big Apple vacation having no idea what they had done until the next day.
That’s when they saw the story, including her picture, in the media.
Karine got excited when she was told about her brush with greatness. "It was magical," she began.
"I think he’s very handsome, even at his age.”