Matthew McConaughey Delivers Inspiring Speech to Graduating Class of Emergency Workers

May 17, 2020
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Matthew McConaughey told graduating seniors everything is going to be alright, alright, alright.

The Oscar winner shared his empowering words of wisdom to the 2020 class at the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management in a virtual commencement speech.

“To you I say congratulations,” the Oscar winner said during an appearance on  Good Morning America. “You got no prom, you got no real ceremony — don’t feel bad, at least you’re originals. You are the one and onlys. You’re gonna have a lot of fun for the rest of your life knowing that.”

McConaughey made it known how especially important and noble their work is amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to congratulate you on your chosen professions as emergency management trackers. We all have a role to play in making this world a better place and you chose to do something with real and necessary purpose,” he confessed. “Your vocation is a necessity, it’s not a luxury. It’s a brave job that takes true courage and commitment.”

The 50-year-old also urged them to step out of their comfort zones and not be scared to take chances.

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Learn who you are, take risks to be that person, then persist and pursue to get what you want,” he added. “Make it count and above all, just keep living because not only is that what we are all here to do, that’s what you and your job allow us to do. Thank you. It is about us.”

Many celebrities have stepped up to deliver virtual commencement speeches to students as most schools have canceled graduation ceremonies due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

On Friday, Oprah Winfrey took center stage delivering an address to students during Facebook’s Graduation 2020 event.

While on Saturday, former President Barack Obama delivered a commencement speech to graduates in a televised special entitled “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.”

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