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Random Act of Dinner: LL Cool J Pays Tab for Ladies He Met at Pricey Restaurant

LL Cool J (Helga Esteb /
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Though the rule of thumb, generally speaking, when dining in the proximity of famous folk is to leave them to their meals in peace, a group of women dining out Sunday night at Mr. Chow's in Beverly Hills inadvertently turned a star encounter into a cool moment, thanks to rapper LL Cool J.The five regular gals, just out for a fancy dinner at the pricey Chinese resto, struck up a conversation with LL Cool J, who was seated next to them, explains TMZ. He obliged by posing for a pic with the ladies, too.

When the women asked for their bill, to their surprise, LL Cool J had already quietly taken care of it. Awww!

The rapper definitely has a philanthropic rep; the celeb charity-tracking site Look to the Stars says he gives to several causes, including: Abuse, AIDS & HIV, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Creative Arts, Disaster Relief, Education, Literacy, Miscellaneous, Physical Challenges, Poverty, Unemployment/Career Support.

Of course, spontaneous dinners for strangers doesn't exactly qualify as charity, does it?

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So was LL Cool J's random act of dinner like when Oprah ordered her network exec to treat a homeless man to a fancy meal at Scarpetta?