If you could spend your birthday doing anything you wanted (and money was no object), what would you do? I’m assuming it would be something expensive, lavish and extravagant. You’d really want to push the boat out and give your guests (and of course yourself) the time of their lives.
Maybe if you were really determined to go all out, your ultimate birthday celebration would look a little like this:
But then again, if you had all the money in the world, fancy parties would be dime a dozen by now. Especially if you were an in-demand celebrity – someone like Matthew McConaughey.
Well, when Matthew celebrated his 48th birthday on November 4, he didn’t spend it quite the way you would expect him to.
So what did he do on his special day? Well, believe it or not, he spent his birthday delivering poultry to the less fortunate in Lawrenceburg, a town in Kentucky.
Lawrenceburg is home to the Wild Turkey Distillery, and the 48-year-old actor is actually the company’s creative director.
Matthew led a philanthropic project with the whiskey brand, a project which included 250 other volunteers.
The company delivered a whopping 4,500 free turkeys to the Lawrenceburg locals in the giving spirit of Thanksgiving.
And yes, it was led by the same actor who has received plenty of critical acclaim for his roles in movies like Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street and True Detective.
The charitable actor made it known in a Facebook live video that Wild Turkey Distillery and 250 of its employees would be delivering turkeys to residents of Lawrenceburg.
Matthew is a father of three beautiful children (Levi, nine, Vida, seven, and Livingston, four) and has been married to his stunning wife Camila Alves for four years.
To put it plainly, the man has everything so forgive him for wanting to give back!
In the first video that was uploaded to Facebook Live, he made the initial announcement that there was a turkey-giving initiative was underway.
He then went into further detail about how expressing gratitude opens you up to so many more blessings and opportunities in life. He claims that he is living proof that this principle is 100% legitimate.
“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.”
In the second video that was uploaded to Facebook live, Matthew delivers a turkey to a group of women who are clearly overjoyed that the A-lister has stopped by for a visit.
The animated bunch tells the Oscar winner that their collective nickname is the “hot mamas”.
Interestingly enough this is what Matthew affectionately calls his wife Camila, and he has no qualms about revealing that to his adoring fans!
The way in which Matthew McConaughey chose to spend his birthday is absolutely heartwarming and beautiful.
Being charitable isn’t just about parting with a portion of your wealth by donating to various charities. It’s also about taking the time to personally reach out to people and spend time with them knowing that it means a great deal to them.
On behalf of all the residents who received this generous Thanksgiving gift, we thank Matthew for his generosity and kind spirit.