Real Life Hero: Actor Matthew McConaughey Saved His 6-Month-Old Son From A Raging Goat

Date September 13, 2018

When it comes to measuring success in Hollywood, many people agree that nothing beats having a booming career and a loving family to go home to at the end of the day. Actor Mathew McConaughey is one of those lucky ones.

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The Oscar winner is happily married to Camila Alves and together they have three children, Levi, Vida, and Livingston. McConaughey is every inch the family man and often speaks about how his wife and children keep him grounded and mean the world to him.

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Like most fathers, the “Wolf of Wall Street” actor would go to any lengths to protect his family. In a segment of The Tonight Show, McConaughey revealed that he once threw his 6-month-old son about 15 feet in the air to save his life.

The incident occurred during a family trip to the Grand Canyon. Apparently, a mountain goat charged at McConaughey while he was carrying the child. He had no choice but to toss it to his wife while he wrangled the goat.

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McConaughey’s story may be hard to believe, especially since he told it on a segment of the show called True Confessions. Nevertheless, every bit of the story is true. The goat was upset that McConaughey was in his space and wanted him out fast. Thankfully, neither the baby nor Mathew was hurt.

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Many people on Twitter hailed McConaughey for his bravery and for saving the life of a little child like a real hero. However, one person was surprised Mathew did not act violently toward the goat, noting the actor and his family had a thing for hunting animals.

Tossing babies in the air is not a very good idea but sometimes, it might save a life like in McConaughey’s case. And his son is sure to have a great story to tell his friends in the future of how his father went at it with a mountain goat. Pretty cool.

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