Even though she only worked with Cory for a brief amount of time, she truly felt like he was a friend. And from what she's said about him, he was one of the best friends a person could ask for.
"I remember the last time I shot for Glee, it was May 9, 2011. It was a long shooting day that swelled into the wee hours of the following morning. I was a tad emotional when the clock struck 12 midnight — not because I was tired — but because May 10 was my birthday. And I, a girl from the barrio of Gulod in the far-flung Philippines, was alone in America … But Cory came to the rescue, just in time, with his sweet greeting: 'Happy birthday, Charice!' A big smile crossed his handsome face. There was sincerity in his tone as he gave me a tight hug. He became family to me at that moment. In the remaining hours of our shoot, Cory told me he had Googled me and found my date of my birth. Cool Cory's act of kindness. He told other members of the Glee cast that it was my birthday and I was floored at how many of them greeted me with their warm birthday wishes."
We love that everyone is sharing all their sweet stories about Cory's big heart.
With a tribute episode of Glee set to occur early next season, we're sure many more moving stories will come out.
To read Charice's whole emotional piece click HERE.
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