Ever since he got on Instagram, he’s been giving us these encouraging pep talks time and time again. And let’s be honest, most of the time when celebrities get on their soapbox, you can’t wait to tell them to shut the hell up.
But with Matt it’s different. It’s inspiring and believable, but perhaps most importantly, unity is always at the heart of his message. Not division.
And this latest one, to celebrate the United States of America’s 245th birthday, is one of his best yet.
“Happy birthday, America… as we celebrate our independence today, as we celebrate our birth as a nation, a day that kickstarted a revolution to gain our sovereignty, let’s admit that this last’s years trip around the sun was another head-scratcher.
But let’s also remember that we are babies as a country, we are basically going through puberty compared to other countries’ timelines… and we’re gonna be some growing pains. We are going through growing pains.”
Ultimately, he called for reflection, he called for patience, he called for growth, and he called for unity… and if you’re not willing to get participate in the unity of the people, he says you can get out.
“We are all in this together. And if you don’t purchase that, move on, go somewhere else.
I wanna be a little bit better, you wanna be a little bet better, let’s be on the way to being the best we can be, let’s make that a song we can’t not sing. Why? because it’s who we are, it’s who we gotta be. And again, because the alternative sucks.”
And of course he concluded with his signature phrase:
“Let’s rock America, happy birthday, just keep livin’ and I’ll see you there.”