Most parents are used to shuffling their kids around from place to place, sometimes feeling like a taxi between activities. We all kind of do it just because we have to, because it’s part of what we signed up for as parents. And even celeb parents are subject to carpool duties!
But Matthew McConaughey recently surprised some students on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin when he volunteered for campus safety duty, driving a golf cart to get students home from class safely in the dark. A student-government program called SURE Walk (SURE stands for Students United for Rape Elimination) provides free rides from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m., seven days a week.
McConaughey and his wife, Camila Alves, have a home in Austin and he is currently teaching a film course at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin. McConaughey graduated from UT with a bachelor’s degree in 1993.
Some of the students couldn't believe who showed up to take them home and had funny reactions. McConaughey even posed for selfies with some of the students he picked up in his golf cart.
McConaughey and his wife are no stranger to volunteering, either. They operate a foundation to empower high school students and are constantly participating in causes for charity. Check out Camila's Instagram account, and you'll see all kinds of volunteer activities they do with their kids! Alves has also worked with UNICEF in the past and told Mom.me about how her kids love to help others.
The university's student government shared a cute video of McConaughey driving students around on Facebook, saying, "Studying late and need a safe ride home? You never know who's going to pick you up." Watch the video for the college kids' reactions to their ride home.