Local News

McConaughey Celebrates Houston First Responders in a Big Way

By  | 


Sunday, October 28, was National First Responders Day, and what better way to spend it than hanging out with Matthew McConaughey? That’s right. McConaughey surprised a group of Houston first responders by teaming up with Wild Turkey and delivering “turkey feasts” to the deserving group, in honor of their work during Hurricane Harvey.

The Texas star made National First Responders Day a memorable one indeed for the firefighters, police officers, 9-1-1 dispatchers, and emergency room doctors and nurses of Ben Taub when he personally entered the station and hung around to visit the first responders. In a Facebook video post from outside Fire Station 26, he noted, “Basically, today is about saying thank you to these people that were all on the front line and got out there to rescue people first.”

McConnaughey Celebrates Houston First Responders in a Big Way

Photo: Facebook/Mayor Sylvester Turner

Wilk Turkey issued a press release earlier this year on the celebrity partnership and what it brings to the company. Their kindness at this Houston, Texas, stop did not go unnoticed. The Texas Hill Country native entered Fire Station 26 wearing a button-down that brandished the company’s logo as well as a backward ball cap from the bourbon heavy-hitter. McConaughey received a round of applause and hung out with the first responders for selfies and chats during the stop. Many personal tweets were issued in thanks for his stop-over, including that of the Houston Fire Department and Police Department. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also stated he was honored to welcome the actor to his city.