Yesterday, Jaden Smith turned 21 years old! He didn't celebrate by doing what most 21 year old young adults do by getting their first drink, instead, he launched a food truck with all vegan items to give away for free to homeless people. The truck is located in Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles.
He titled the truck, I Love You Restaurant, which has gained over 81,000 followers in just one day! Jaden Smith's Instagram reads, "@ILoveYouRestaurant Is A Movement That Is All About Giving People What They Deserve, Healthy, Vegan Food For Free."
The I Love You Restaurant Instagram shows the food truck handing out vegan bowls made with dark leafy greens, sweet potato, black beans, and grains. People across the nation are celebrating the food truck’s mission, jumping at the chance to volunteer or inquiring about establishing a local branch of the food company.
While this is great, this is not Jaden's first time helping those in need. In March, he teamed up with a church to help with the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which as been affecting residents since 2014. His box water company JUST Water helped to provide a water filtration system throughout the city to reduce the levels of lead in the water, so the water can be drinkable for residents.
While we party with Jaden through his music and even some of his acting, we should celebrate this young man's efforts to make a difference in the communities of this country. Hats off to him and even his parents, Will and Jada, as they have set a great example for Jaden to live by.