Kevin Bacon hands out blankets at the Salt Lake Rescue Mission

Salt Lake Rescue Mission was visited by Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon, who donated 150 blankets to the shelter on Monday. (Photo: Kevin Bacon / Facebook)

Monday was a special day at the Salt Lake Rescue Mission with an unexpected visit by Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon.

Bacon was in town for the Sundance Film Festival but took some time away to go to the shelter and hand out 150 blankets donated by Sackcloth and Ashes.

Bacon is known in Utah for his role as Ren McCormack in the 1984 movie, "Footloose," which was partially filmed in the Beehive State.

He was accompanied by people from his nonprofit SixDegrees, which he founded from a game of the same name connecting him to other Hollywood actors.

His charity aims to using everyday activities to connect people and causes.

In a Facebook post, Bacon credited the Rescue Mission for its services to the needy. He said:

This shelter focuses on emergency services and addiction recovering. They’re truly focused on restoring lives and it was a privilege to tour their facility to learn more.

The shelter expressed its endearment on social media for the actor and the donations from his charity and Sackcloth and Ashes.

We are incredibly grateful for their kindness and generosity!

According to IMDb, the 60-year-old actor and musician was born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

His break into show business came with the role of Chip Diller in the movie, "Animal House."