Matthew McConaughey still at it with the good deeds, offers UT students safe ride home

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Matthew McConaughey on stage during the Jack Ingram & Friends ft. Eric Church at ACL Live on April 14, 2016. (Suzanne Cordeiro for American Statesman)

Imagine the look of surprise when a Longhorn orders a safe ride home after a long night of studying and Austin’s most famous resident shows up in a golf cart.

Matthew McConaughey volunteered with Meals on Wheels on Thanksgiving, but decided to keep rolling on the good deeds this holiday season by helping out his alma mater.

The Texas Ex joined student volunteers in the SURE Walk program to give those staying late on campus some company on their way home.

The Student Government program, in which “SURE” stands for Students United for Rape Elimination, offers Longhorns who don’t want to walk home alone a male and female companion to walk with. Since its inception, the program has expanded with the help of various other student organizations to multiple locations across the 40 Acres, and even acquired some wheels to transport students faster.

SURE Walk operates from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Sunday and “SURE Walkers” can be requested by phone or email. For more information, check out the SURE Walk Facebook page. 

Matthew McConaughey is watching Olympic swimming like you, except he’s in Rio

If you, unlike “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones, have not been invited to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio thanks to your fire takes on Twitter, fear not. Austin has sent its very spirit to South America to watch Michael Phelps scowl and win.

That’s right, right, right. Matthew McConaughey to the rescue.

U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

According to USA Today, the “Free State of Jones” star is attending the games in person, and photographers snapped some shots of the actor taking in the Olympic swimming events. Since we know McConaughey is proud to be from Texas, keep an eye out to see if he shows up to root for Lone Star gymnast Simone Biles. And of course, there are plenty of Longhorns to hobnob with in Rio right now, too.

Because we have access to photo wire services and you don’t, we’ve collected some choice McConaughey pictures to get you in the Team U.S.A. spirit. Enjoy.

U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Oh, and what’s this? McConaughey owns a stars-and-stripes-patterned “hook ‘Em” T-shirt? And he brought it to the Olympics? God bless America.

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