Even though most of us picture that a perfect birthday should include some outrages party, actor Matthew McConaughey would disagree with that. On his 48th birthday, he decided to spend the whole day handing out 4,500 turkeys to people in the town Lawrenceburg in Kentucky.
Because he was not able to do all this all by himself, he had the help of 250 volunteers. This act of goodwill was inspired by the initiative spawned by Wild Turkey Distillery. Matthew McConaughey was chosen to be a spokesman for this company and a creative director.
McConaughey sent heartwarming video on this day saying that we people show more gratification when we have more to be thankful for and the more we create in this life the more there will be to be thankful for. There are people that will be happy to receive all those turkeys and that are why they should do it.
This is not a first time that he has committed to some charity. Alongside with his wife they have a foundation called Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, it is a program that empowers high school students to make healthy choices and has an active life. Also, the foundation tries to help children become better people with choices they will make in the future.
No doubt, there will be people who won’t support this act, simply because they do not agree with killing animals and that maybe donating actual money would be a better choice.
Yes, it is easier just to donate money, but actually participating in making someone day better counts more.
Source > themindunleashed.com