hat are you thankful for this year? For us, the answer is easy: We're thankful for Matthew McConaughey.
OK, OK, so we're actually thankful for him every year (how could we not be?), but he's given us a reason to be extra thankful in 2017.
In order to help the town of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky celebrate Thanksgiving, McConaughey spent an entire day — his birthday, in fact — handing out thousands of turkeys to the people who live there! In addition to bringing turkeys right to the residents' doors, McConaughey also brought a smile to their faces. And to ours, if we're being honest.
The day started at the Wild Turkey bourbon distillery in Lawrenceburg.
There, McConaughey was joined by about 250 other volunteers at 7:30 a.m.
They had one mission: Get turkeys to the folks of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
The other volunteers didn't actually know McConaughey would be joining them in their mission at first.
But once he made an appearance, people were ready to get started.
And it’s a good thing, too, because they had a lot of turkeys to deliver.
And we mean a lot.
4,500 to be precise.
That’s one for every household in Wild Turkey’s hometown.
If you're thinking McConaughey just drove a truck or offered pep talks to the people doing the real work, you'd be mistaken.
He delivered the turkeys himself!
He marched right up to residents’ doors and introduced himself as “Matthew.”
As if the man needs any introduction. Color us charmed.
As you can imagine, people were absolutely thrilled to see McConaughey standing outside their door holding a turkey.
On the one hand, Matthew McConaughey is an incredible actor and all-around nice guy.
And on the other hand: Free turkey! What could be better than that?
There was one extra special Lawrenceburg resident who got a turkey that day…