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Updated: 4:26 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 | Posted: 4:14 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

Matthew McConaughey offers college students safe ride home

Matthew McConaughey
Vivien Killilea
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Actor Matthew McConaughey speaks during a Q&A at TWC-Dimension Celebrates The Cast And Filmmakers Of 'Gold' on November 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for TWC-Dimension)

By Maribel Molina

Austin American-Statesman

University of Texas students had been studying for hours when one of Austin's most famous residents showed up in a golf cart.

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Matthew McConaughey volunteered with Meals on Wheels on Thanksgiving and decided to continue doing good deeds during the holiday season by helping out his alma mater.

The Texas college alum joined student volunteers in the SURE Walk program to give those staying late on campus some company on their way home. SURE stands for Students United for Rape Elimination.

The Student Government program at the university 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.

The school posted a photo of McConaughey driving some students back to their residences.

"Longhorns take care of each other, and it's 'safe' to say Matthew McConaughey agrees," a post of Facebook reads. "Don't forget to use SURE Walk when traveling home late at night; you never know who might pick you up."

SURE Walk operates from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Sunday. SURE Walkers can be requested by phone or email. 

Longhorns take care of each other, and it's 'safe' to say Matthew McConaughey agrees. Don't forget to use SURE Walk when traveling home late at night; you never know who might pick you up! #BeSafe #SafeChats

Posted by The University of Texas Student Government on Monday, November 28, 2016

 
 

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