Ben Stiller meets with Zelenskyy in Kyiv, tells Ukrainian leader 'You're my hero' 

Ben Stiller meets with Zelenskyy in Kyiv, tells Ukrainian leader 'You're my hero' 

"Zoolander" met Zelenskyy on Monday as actor Ben Stiller visited Kyiv to mark World Refugee Day.

The comedy star praised the Ukrainian president — himself a former comedian and actor — as a hero during the meeting, telling him: “You’re amazing.”

Stiller visited Zelenskyy in his role as an ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency

It comes as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to force millions of people to flee the war-torn country

exacerbating a growing global crisis that has seen the number of displaced people pass 100 million for the first time on record

"It's a great honor for me," Stiller, who was appointed a UNHCR goodwill ambassador in July 2018

said in video capturing the meeting. "It's really wonderful, you're my hero. You're amazing," he said.

"We know you very well," Zelenskyy said of the "Zoolander" star.

The pair found common ground in their shared roots in the entertainment industry

with Zelenskyy having previously played a Ukrainian president in a popular television show before his real-life landslide election victory in 2019.

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