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Meet the 'leader of our time': Leonardo DiCaprio's Insta post with Greta Thunberg is all about optimism

DiCaprio said he was honoured to spend time with Thunberg.

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Updated: Nov 04, 2019, 11.20 AM IST
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Leonardo DiCaprio (L) hoped the Greta Thunberg's (R) message would be "a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over".
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio recently met with Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg, and the actor is impressed with the 'leader of our time'. Through an Instagram post, the 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' actor hailed Thunberg for her work.

DiCaprio, who is also an environmentalist, met Thunberg in Los Angeles where she spoke at a rally to pressure California lawmakers to pass stricter environmental policies.

"There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time.

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There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time. History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet. #FridaysforFuture #ClimateStrike @fridaysforfuture

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"History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted," DiCaprio, 44, wrote on Instagram on Saturday, along with a few pictures with the young Swedish environmentalist.

The actor hoped the 16-year-old Thunberg's message would be "a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over".

"It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds," he added.

The Oscar winner said he was honoured to spend time with Thunberg and they would ensure they helped each other "in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet".

At a rally on Friday, Thunberg addressed the devastating fires that have exploded across the state this season. She has become the global face of the growing youth movement against climate inaction.

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