/  12.21.2021

Ludacris is combating the issue of homelessness one gift card at a time. The Fast and Furious actor recently walked around the city of Atlanta and blessed homeless residents with gift cards ahead of the Christmas holiday. A clip posted on his Instagram page captures as he anonymously walks up to a man in a wheelchair and offers him a certificate worth $50.

“Merry Christmas, there’s $50 on there, go on in, man,” the “Rollout” rapper tells the guy, who blissfully replies, “Oh, I’m going in!”

According to Luda’s accompanying caption, the gift cards will allow recipients to use the money for food while proving his father’s theory wrong.

“My pops used to always say ‘If you give a homeless person money they’re just going to go buy booze wit it.’ I always wanted to disagree with him because as a kid, in my heart I always felt that couldn’t be 100% true,” he explained. “So I’ve been masked up/disguised experimenting in these streets, and giving the homeless food gift cards instead so that they have more of an incentive to buy food. I flipped his theory, and I added my own twist to it because I REFUSE to NOT believe in HOPE #merryludacrismas #tistheseason #lovewins.”

Days before Christmas, Ludacris also spread some holiday cheer to patients at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. According to a series of recent Instagram posts, the “Fear Factor” host and The Ludacris Foundation surprised children and their families with gifts, including coats and toys, meals and a visit from Santa Claus.

“When our Founder Chris @Ludacris Bridges & Our President Ms. Roberta @msrjstlf Shields created #Ludacrismas, it was simply to bring joy to as many families as possible, and to remind them that no matter what they may be currently going through there is ALWAYS a blessing waiting for them on the other side!” read a post from the foundation.

See posts from Ludacris and his organization below.

 

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