Kevin Hart should be riding high as his hometown of Philadelphia has officially declared July 6 “Kevin Hart Day.”
The event took place on Hart’s birthday and included cake, food, games and various activities. Hart attended the ceremony with his family, where he was welcomed back to his childhood neighborhood by Councilman David Oh.
Mural Arts Philadelphia also created a mural of Hart to honor the actor, a portrait painted on Max’s Cheesesteaks, a block away from Hart’s childhood home.
Aside from his achievements, Hart has donated hundreds of thousands to the Philadelphia School District.
Oh told Actions News, “He’s giving $400,000 to our schools and is really a top-notch entertainer. He is really a great example of someone who came from my neighborhood without any help, found his own talent, had faith in himself. It worked out really well.”
Hart took to Instagram to celebrate the occasion, writing, “Thank you Philadelphia….Today was beyond special. Kevin Hart day will forever hold a special place in my heart!!!! I put on for my city….Philly Kid for life.”