Ben Affleck took the stage at the Children Mending Hearts Gala at the House of Blues in LA last night to present the year's humanitarian award to Anderson Cooper. Before handing the mic over to Cooper, Ben spoke about the Congo, a cause close to his heart and about which he wrote for Time magazine this week. When Ben stepped off the stage, he found a special surprise waiting back at his seat — Jennifer Garner snuck in to watch him and give him kisses at the table before ducking out 20 minutes later. The Madden brothers also came out for the good cause as did Marisa Tomei, who has an exciting weekend ahead as an Oscar Nominee.
Images include: Ben Affleck, Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Marisa Tomei, Kate Walsh, Alyssa Milano, Anderson Cooper, Sheryl Crow, Andie MacDowell, Bridget Moynahan, Perrey Reeves, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Masi Oka, Elizabeth Banks