Whether he’s making people laugh on the big screen or taking home celebrity NBA All-Star MVP trophies, Kevin Hart lives to entertain. The Philadelphia native has grown from small roles in feature films such as Scary Movie 3, Soul Plane, and small comedy tours to a comedic megastar. Hart’s meteoric rise to fame has not change him. He continually comes back to the city for charity work and funding for the public school system, to cheer on his local teams, and to hosts sell out shows at the Wells Fargo Center.
This week, the Philadelphia City Council chose to honor Hart by announcing that July 6th will forevermore be known as “Kevin Hart Day. Councilman David Oh outlined why Kevin is a perfect bridge to the masses and a fantastic example of what it means to be a true Philadelphian:
“Kevin Hart is a fantastic ambassador for the City of Philadelphia, and this is a simple way to show him gratitude…Whether through his hilarious sense of humor or through his heartfelt generosity towards his hometown, Kevin Hart knows how to bring a smile to everyone in Philadelphia.”
Hart took to Instagram to post about the honor:
This will be the second day in his honor. In 2016, California titled February 22nd as “Kevin Hart Day”.