If you understood that headline than I applaud you and the fact that your Independence Day fandom is as strong as mine.
This story is the best thing I will see all day. New Orleans wasn’t going to have a 4th of July fireworks display this year due to lack of funds. People forget that fireworks shows, especially the big ones cities put on, are REALLY expensive. When Will Smith of all people caught wind of this news he decided to do something about it. No, he didn’t shoot down any alien spaceships with Jeff Goldblum this time. But he DID step up and donate $100,000 so the city could have their fireworks show as planned.
Now, it’s worth mentioning that he is also currently shooting a movie in New Orleans. This may have been just a big price of admission for Will and his family to see some fireworks on the 4th. But either way, nice job Will Smith. You saved the 4th of July… Again.
A fireworks display produced by "Go 4th on the River" will take place in New Orleans along the Mississippi Riverfront at 9pm Sunday, July 4, 2021🎆🎉
The gift of city fireworks was made possible by actor and producer Will Smith, along with his company Westbrook👏⚜️ pic.twitter.com/oWI8b8YOap
— Mayor LaToya Cantrell (@mayorcantrell) July 2, 2021
Photo credit: REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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