Though Amal Clooney couldn’t accompany George Clooney to the SeriousFun Children’s Network Gala earlier this week, her husband gave his barrister wife a sweet shoutout at the star-studded charity event.

“Since 1988 [the SeriousFun] camps have brought over a half a million sick kids and their families from over five…” George began onstage before trailing off, realizing he’d misstated the number of nations in the world.

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George speaking at the SeriousFun Gala in NYC on Monday, March 2, 2015.

“From over 50 countries, 500 countries would be too many. There aren’t actually that many. My wife’s the smart one,” the 53-year-old actor continued.

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Also in attendance at the March 2 gala — which is held annually in NYC to celebrate the legacy of the organization’s founder, Paul Newman — were Meryl Streep, Danny DeVito, Tom Hanks, David Letterman and Carole King.

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George and Amal in September 2014.

George is reportedly in NYC filming a new movie, titled ‘Money Monster’ with Julia Roberts while his jet-setting wife, Amal, 37, is allegedly working on a human-rights case abroad.