Did you know that Matthew McConaughey has been posting videos to YouTube for almost two years? Chances are the answer is no. And you're not alone, as neither did most of the internet until this weekend when a Redditor pointed it out. The discovery quickly went viral.
It might be hard to believe considering what a big star he is, but McConaughey's verified channel reportedly only had 240 subscribers. He's since reached more than 72,000. Clearly his audience was there — they just had to figure out where to find him.
So what kind of content is McConaughey uploading? Since September 2014, he's posted six videos, four of which are promoting charitable causes. The videos appear to be connected to his WhoSay account and some have been posted around the holidays.
"Did you know that 1.2 million children in public schools today are actually homeless?" the actor asks in his very first upload. He goes on to encourage viewers to support the I Am Waters Foundation, which provides clean water to the homeless.
In another video which has garnered more than 1 million views, McConaughey talks about the Just Keep Livin Foundation, which was founded by he and his wife Camila to provide wellness programs to students in inner city schools.
The actor has also posted the trailers for his animated movies Kubo and the Two Strings and Sing.
It's too bad we didn't know about this channel sooner, but we're glad the recent increase in views has brought awareness to the important causes McConaughey supports. Hopefully in the future, he'll continue to share his dedication to these charities and others. This time, we'll be watching.
Check out more of McConaughey's videos below:
(H/T: Entertainment Weekly)