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We love this British actor. We love him even more after he held up these bits of paper.

I've noticed more and more celebrities using the limelight to spread worthwhile messages. Well whaddya know, even Sherlock — I mean British actor Mr. Benedict (God) Cumberbatch — is at it.Read what he's been voicing his thoughts about below.

We love this British actor. We love him even more after he held up these bits of paper.

Last week, dressed in a fully zipped hooded jacket, he sent this message to photographers:


This week, he took his message even further, holding up more paper signs that attacked the UK government over its abuse of civil liberties.

He approached a group of photographers holding a paper addressed to British Prime Minister David Cameron that read: "Questions we have a right to ask in a democracy."

Here, one tweeter tells us the story as it happens.

"Hard drives smashed, journalists detained at airports. ... Democracy?"

Here's what was written on that paper:

Here the tweeter continues to decipher what the bits of papers say.

And when he finished off his political statement, he returned to filming "Sherlock."

Oh look, British actor Martin Freeman joins him at the end as they continue filming.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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