Met Her in Vancouver
Several years ago I was covering a tragic story in Vancouver. We had a live news truck which we were just tearing down. I was walking along with a TV camera and came a cross a group of people, one of whom was Jennifer Beals. As it turns out she was a close friend of the person who's story we were covering.
So there I am with a TV camera, a live truck and Jennifer Beals standing in front of me. A perfect opportunity to get a scoop and take advantage of a tragedy in a movie star's life. But no, I couldn't do that to someone. I was the only media person who knew she was there. Jennifer and her friends looked at me as if to say, "Oh no. What is this guy going to do?" I could have flicked on the camera and tried to get the exclusive story of her and her friends and their tragedy. But, I decided not to. I simply told her that no one at the station knew she was there and I wasn't about to tell them. She looked very relieved shook my hand and thanked me.
She let me chat with them for a few minutes. She was very friendly. I didn't wear out my welcome and continued cleaning up my gear.
Sometimes it's much better not to get the story.