MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, out strolling with his three kids in Santa Monica, was shocked when 6-year-old son Levi spotted a homeless man sleeping under a palm tree and yelled, “Wake up…WAKE UP!”
Said a source: “The startled guy, looking all groggy, woke up as Matthew apologized for his noisy son. But the man just smiled and said, ‘You’ve got a nice family – they remind me of my kids back in Texas. But they’re all grown up now.’ Matt’s face lit up and he said, ‘Hey, I’m from Texas, too!’”
Then he hunkered down and talked to the guy, who told him how he’d fallen prey to drugs and depression after a stint in the army.
Said the source: “Matt finally broke in and said, ‘Tell you what, brother – how about I get you a plane ticket and fly you home to Texas!’ But the guy shook his head, saying he didn’t want to be a burden on his loved ones. Matt persisted, offering money, or any kind of help, but the guy kept very politely refusing.
"Finally, Matt wrote down the name of the homeless shelter he frequents – and promised to be in touch. Matt truly has a heart of gold!”