Matthew McConaughey returned to his hometown of Uvalde, Texas to satisfy with the households of those that died within the devastating college taking pictures final Tuesday (05.24.22).
The Hollywood actor was born within the metropolis that was hit by the tragedy when an armed teenager opened hearth on a classroom full of kids, killing 19 youths and two academics.
He made the journey on Friday (05.27.22) to satisfy with a few of these affected on the Uvalde Civic Middle and was thanked on Twitter by Congressman Tony Gonzales, who wrote: “This week was a solemn reminder that evil exists on the earth, however we are going to by no means let it break us.
“We’ll come collectively to be an much more highly effective reminder that love by no means fails, collectively we are able to make a distinction. We thank Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey for serving to us heal.”
The Oscar winner beforehand took to Twitter to share a press release in regards to the tragedy, writing: “As soon as once more, now we have tragically proven that we aren’t accountable for the rights our freedoms afford us…That is an epidemic we are able to management.” . , and whichever facet of the aisle we’re on, everyone knows we are able to do higher. We should do higher…”
And he added: “Measures have to be taken in order that no dad or mum has to expertise what Uvalde’s mother and father and others have endured earlier than them…”.
Matthew spent a lot of his childhood with Uvalde and his mom Kay instructing at St. Philip’s Episcopal Faculty, which is a mile away from Robb Elementary Faculty the place the taking pictures occurred.
On Might 24, Salvador Ramos, 18, shot his grandmother after which opened hearth on a classroom full of kids, all between the ages of eight and 10. He used a legally bought AR-15-style assault rifle and the shootout lasted greater than an hour earlier than authorities shot Ramos lifeless.