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Matthew McConaughey surprises Houston heroes for First Responders Day

Matthew McConaughey surprises Houston heroes for First Responders Day

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The Academy Award-winning actor and Texas native visited Houston police, firefighters, and 911 dispatchers.
 
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In honor of National First Responders Day, Houston's finest received a surprise visit.

On Sunday, October 28, Houston police tweeted out photos of actor Matthew McConaughey bringing lunch to the officers. The Academy Award-winning actor and Texas native also spent some time with Houston firefighters and 911 dispatchers.

McConaughey said he wanted to visit his home state to honor the first responders who were on the front lines following Hurricane Harvey.

"I'm Texas born and raised, so acknowledging the hard work and dedication of first responders in Houston is meaningful to me personally," said McConaughey. "Over the past year alone with the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, the Carolinas and Florida and the fires in California, the number of heroic men and women on the front lines of natural disasters is staggering."

The event was sponsored by Wild Turkey, which is part of its annual Wild Turkey Gives Back campaign.

Wild Turkey has made a donation of $10,000 to Team Rubicon, a disaster response organization that trains and deploys military veterans and first responders to communities affected by natural disasters.

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