Students at the University of Texas were “alright, alright, alright” with getting a lift home from surprise safe ride driver Matthew McConaughey on Monday night.
The Oscar-winning actor volunteered to take the wheel as part of the student government’s SURE Walk program, which offers volunteer companionship for students walking home from campus late at night.
On Monday evening, The University of Texas Student Government Facebook page posted a photo of one of their most recognized alumni participating in the program and driving four students to their homes on a rather swanky golf cart. “Longhorns take care of each other, and it’s ‘safe’ to say Matthew McConaughey agrees,” the photo was captioned. “Don’t forget to use SURE Walk when traveling home late at night; you never know who might pick you up!”
Facebook users have chimed in: “Proud of our UTSG!! Thanks Matthew McConaughey for being a safe horn!” one wrote. Of course, no mention of Matthew McConaughey would be complete without a joke incorporating his signature catch phrase: “Hope nobody needs to turn left. Because that golf cart is only going alright, alright, alright…” said a fan.
While the photo is good for a laugh and a smile, it’s important to recognize the program Matthew is participating in exists to help prevent sexual assault and ensure safety of students on campus. The statistics on college sexual assault are truly staggering, and until we change campus rape culture — until there’s a societal understanding that no one is “asking” to be sexually assaulted, and that no one has a right to your body except you — sadly, programs like this will continue to have to exist.