Matthew McConaughey returned to Uvalade, Texas, after school shooting

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Matthew McConaughey Rob traveled to his mourning city of Uvalad, Texas, after a mass shooting at an elementary school earlier this week. 19 children and two teachers killed.

During his visit on May 26, Dr. Dallas Buyers Club He was with star representative Tony Gonzalez Meeting with family and victims of tragedyIncluding parents and staff who lost their children during the shooting in the city’s school district.

“Thanks to Matthew for helping to heal our community,” The Republican congressman wrote on Twitter. “Your visit has brought a lot of smiles. See you soon friend. “

McConaughey, 52, was born in Texas, about 83 miles west of San Antonio. His mother worked as a teacher at a school a mile away Horrible scene Where Salvador Ramos, 18, shot and killed About two dozen people May 24 before being shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent.

Oscar-winning actor who shared three children with his wife Camilla AlvesWas in One of the first high-profile celebrities To deal with tragedy in a request for control Epidemic in schools.

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“You all know that there was another mass shooting today, this time in my hometown of Uvalade, Texas,” the actor said. Wrote on social media May 24 “Once again, we are sadly proving that we are failing to be accountable for the rights that our freedom gives us.”

He continued, “As an American,

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