Everyone likes to do something fun for their birthday. For most of us, it’s an excuse to get together with friends and family—and, of course, receive tons of gifts. That’s not how everyone celebrates, though.
Matthew McConaughey celebrated his 48th birthday on November 4th. He didn’t celebrate with friends and family like most celebrities would. Instead, he decided to give back.
To celebrate his birthday, he decided to team up with Wild Turkey Distillery on their initiative to distribute turkeys to families for Thanksgiving. McConaughey helped to distribute 4,500 free turkeys to families in Kentucky.
McConaughey shared a video on Facebook explaining the reason that he wanted to be a part of this initiative. He shared, “Thanksgiving, gratitude, we believe in our family that the more you’re thankful for, the more that you show gratification, the more that you’re gonna create in your life to be thankful for.”
He joined a team of volunteers to bring a little joy to families around the distillery. While people were definitely overjoyed to be getting free turkeys, they got even more excited to see McConaughey on their doorsteps. Check out a video here.
McConaughey is well-known for his roles in “Interstellar,” “The Wedding Planner,” and “The Lincoln Lawyer,” but has starred in many other movies as well. He is also known for his Christian faith.
It’s amazing to see celebrities spend their birthdays giving back to the community. The smiles on many faces were priceless!
In other news, check out this article about Matthew McConaughey’s faith. Read it here.