Ben Stiller told President Zelensky "you're my hero" as they met for the first time on the actor's trip to Ukraine in an incredibly wholesome moment.

"It’s a great honour for me. You're my hero. You quit a great acting career for this," Stiller told Zelensky, who responded: "Not so great as you."

"What you have done, the way you rallied the country and for the world, it’s really inspiring," the 56-year-old continued as they hugged.

"I feel that it’s hard to understand what’s going on here if you haven’t been here."

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