The Dark Knight Rises actor surprised the young mother, who suffers from a rare form of liver cancer, with lunch and jewelry after Duff appeared on a British talk show to talk about her diagnosis and “wish list” — which included meeting Hardy.
Hardy’s fiancee Charlotte Riley’s sister happened to see the segment, contacted the show, and helped arrange the surprise meeting with Duff’s pal Katie Birch.
“I nearly died when I saw him,” Duff told the local Canterbury Times. “I was shaking — I just thought we were having a day out in London.”
She continued, “Tom’s fiancee Charlotte and Katie arranged it all without me knowing and he was so lovely and down to earth.”
“We had lunch and tea and scones and he bought me a diamond necklace,” said Duff, who is currently on a break from treatment for the same form of cancer that killed her father when she was eight years old.
Duff is the mother to a two-year-old son named Kai.Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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