9 Times Matthew McConaughey Rescued Our Hearts (And Pets)

By Myke Thompson
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"Alright, Alright, Alright." Happy 47th birthday to our favorite beach-cruising cowboy, Matthew McConaughey.

When he's not swooning us on the silver screen with his chiseled jaw and southern drawl, McConaughey is a family man with a house full of dogs.

Just look at his little muttley crew (front to back): Bigi, BJ, and Foxy. They’re so freaking cute!

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Besides being a rescue parent, Mr. McConaughey is a passionate supporter of the Mississippi Animal Rescue League and is well known for his role as a real-life hero!

This leading man helped rescue over 50 animals from the aftermath in Hurricane Katrina, a little over a decade ago.

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50 dogs, 18 cats, and two little hamsters to be exact. Wow! You go Matt!

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He knows how to win our hearts in 10 days...

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...he also took backseat to these Emmy-worthy pups in this 2016 Lincoln Navigator commercial.

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...or this time, when our cinematic casanova loved animals so much that he played one in a movie.

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Let’s face it. If your dad was as cool as Matthew McConaughey, you’d be exhausted too (Bigi, Foxy and his oldest son Levi knocked out).

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Matthew said it best: “Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N.” - Wooderson, Dazed and Confused (1993).

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You look mighty good for 47, Mr. McConaughey. Keep up the great work!

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