May 28, 2020

There are a few celebrities in the news these days for making profane, threatening tweets against the President. I usually ignore these stories because I have enough kids and grandkids to know that if you reward bad behavior, you get more of it; and these spoiled children are desperately seeking attention. The worst punishment you can mete out to them isn’t criticism, it’s ignoring them. So instead of rewarding them with undeserved attention, I thought I’d shine a spotlight on a few celebrities who are using their fame to make a positive difference.

First, how about a hand for Matthew McConaughey? He’s the spokesman for Lincoln Motors, and he convinced them to donate 110,000 face masks to rural hospitals and first responders in his home state of Texas. Then he loaded up his pickup, and he and his wife Camilla Alves hit the road to deliver them personally. Allright, allright, allright!...

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is part of an effort to provide free meals for front line health care workers and first responders at Santa Clara, California, hospitals. One day, he not only helped make and hand out 1200 boxed lunches, he put a personal thank-you note inside each one.

Last month, country superstar Brad Paisley opened a grocery store in Nashville for people struggling to feed their families. It’s just like a regular grocery, except the food is free. It even delivers to the elderly. Brad has also launched an online song series with music stars performing to thank health care workers, and he recently recorded a personal thank-you for the nurses of Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Finally, a big Huck’s Hero salute to a celebrity who does more for veterans than just about anyone I know, Gary Sinese. His foundation is donating 20,000 meals to health care workers at VA medical centers around the nation.

I’m happy to give these celebrities some recognition because what they did was meant to help others, not to get themselves publicity. Social media might be a lot more civil if all media outlets would simply adopt the same policy of not giving attention to people who only do things to get attention.

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  • Mary Mcalaster

    05/31/2020 08:38 AM

    Thank you for letting me know about the good guys

  • Lori Lee Taber

    05/30/2020 02:39 PM

    Thank you all for all they do for our country.. they are real heros.. I am a front line healthcare worker also , but not being recognized at all, Healthcare Social Workers are just as important as the nurses and doctors.. qnd often forgotten about. Even during National Social Workers Month of March... no recognition at all, so here is a Nationwide Shout Out to all the healthcare industry Social Workers , we make peoples bring quality and services and supports to our patients lives too, doctors and nurses depend on Social Workers!! We rock!!

  • Pam Akihiro

    05/29/2020 05:17 PM

    Thank you for focusing on the positive. I’ve seen and heard the disgusting words that shouldn’t see the light of day. I sooo appreciate the wonderful people On whom you have shined your spotlight . Let your light shine before men so to glorify your Father in Heaven

  • Christopher McIver

    05/29/2020 08:47 AM

    Why couldn't someone at FNC get together a mini-series or week long exhaustive symposium with two types of people: American-born Asians and American-born Blacks. What is the mean incomes, family size and other demographics. What are the Asian youths doing right to become successful? What is the Asian community as a whole doing right? What are the Asian parents doing right? Contrast what the Asians are doing with what the Blacks are doing. Compare everything! Birth rates, age of becoming parents, Arrests, types of arrests, education levels, motherhood and fatherhood styles of raising children, personal goals and ambitions, education attainment. Use only Asian sociologists and Black sociologists; only Asian police officers and Black police officers; only Asian politicians and black politicians; have the entire symposium composed of only Asian and Black moderators and contributors. Keep out the Hispanics and Whites. Observe the reaction. Maybe things can improve.

  • Vivian Malloy

    05/28/2020 08:04 PM

    Lovely to hear about folks doing nice stuff fir others without fanfare. That’s the way the Good Lord meant it to be. God bless one and all these kind people.