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Jennifer Lawrence hugs crying fan

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Posted at 5:31 AM, Nov 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-13 07:49:44-05

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is gaining popularity, but not for a movie role.

Fans on social media are praising her for hopping a fence at a red carpet event to hug a fan who was crying. Lawrence posed for pictures and chatted for a couple minutes before continuing on.

According to Yahoo, the young fan “suffers from mucopolysaccharidosis disease, a metabolic disorder that makes the joints of the body weaker, nerves less effective, and the heart and lungs do not work as well as they should.” The 15-year-old was at the event thanks to a foundation that grants wishes for “terminally and seriously ill children.”

The actress was in London to promote The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It’s the second installment in the hugely popular series.

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