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Norman Reedus gets love from police for charity work

Norman Reedus likes to give back the love he receives from The Walking Dead by getting involved with charitable causes.

Actor Norman Reedus gets accosted on the street by grateful police officers because of his charity work.

The Walking Dead star, 47, uses his fame to raise funds for a number of organisations, including those helping policemen, servicemen and emergency service workers.

And as a result of his generosity he is warmly greeted by cops showing their appreciation wherever he goes.

“I like giving back to the fans that have given us so much, especially servicemen, policemen, and firemen,” Norman tells GQ magazine. “I get a lot of cops driving by, honking and waving, giving me the thumbs up.”

The star, who plays toughman Daryl Dixon in the U.S. zombie drama, recently joined New York City police officers on a motorcycle ride across the city, ending with an auction raising funds for U.S. servicemen.

“I rode a motorcycle earlier this year with the New York Police Department, through New York and onto the Intrepid (Sea, Air and Space Museum), where we auctioned off a bike for Fleet Week in honour of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps,” he explains.

The star also says his altruism is a response to how grateful he feels to fans of The Walking Dead, adding, “I really appreciate the fandom and their enthusiasm for the show, so it feels great to give back.”

The Walking Dead, which also stars British actor Andrew Lincoln, Steve Yeun and Melissa McBride, will return for its seventh season in October (16).

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