Actor Matthew McConaughey visits the scene of a mass shooting in his hometown

hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey paid an emotional visit to his former hometown, which was the scene of a mass school shooting last week.

It was revealed that McConaughey, who was born in Uvalde, has returned to the city in recent days to meet with members of the community.

His visit was publicized by US Congressman Tony Gonzales, who shared a photo of him and the star on Twitter. It was reportedly taken at the local civic center.

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Matthew McConaughey can be seen center back in this photo from his visit to his former hometown. (Twitter)

Gonzales wrote: “This week has been a solemn reminder that evil exists in the world, but we will never let it break us. We will come together to be an even more powerful reminder that love never fails and that together , we can change things.

“Appreciate Matthew McConaughey from Uvalde helping us heal,” and the hashtag #UvaldeUnited.

The shooting at Robb Elementary School left 21 people dead, including 19 children and two adults.

McConaughey, 52, shared a statement following the fatal shooting, which began: “Once again, we have tragically proven that we are not responsible for the rights our freedoms afford us.

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Matthew McConaughey is a proud Texan and continues to live in the state. (Twitter)

“The real call to action now is for every American to look longer and deeper in the mirror and ask, ‘What do we really value? How do we fix the problem? What small sacrifices can we individually make today, to preserve a healthier and safer nation, state and neighborhood tomorrow? »

He said Americans could not continue to “apologize and accept these tragic realities” but “reorder our values ​​and find common ground on this devastating American reality.”

“This is an epidemic we can control, and whichever side of the aisle we stand on, we all know we can do better. We have to do better.

“Steps must be taken so that no parent has to go through what Uvalde’s parents and others before them have endured.”

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McConaughey and his wife are raising their three children in Texas. (Instagram)

He ended the post, “And to those who left their loved ones today, not knowing it was goodbye, no words can understand or heal your loss, but if prayers can bring comfort, we will bring.”

McConaughey is a proud Texan who moved from Los Angeles to Austin, where he is raising his three children, Levi, 13, Vida, 12, and Livingston, 9, with his model wife Camila Alves.

He hasn’t shied away from politics in the past and even hinted that he was plans to run for governor of Texas last year before changing his mind.

At the time, he released a statement mentioning his hometown.

“As a simple child born in the small town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would ever be considered for political leadership. It is a humble and inspiring path to meditate. It’s also a path I’m choosing not to take at this time,” he wrote.

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