New Orleans had Will Smith to thank for its Fourth of July fireworks this year, after the Hollywood star and his production company stumped up $100,000 when the city said it lacked the funds for a display.
The Independence Day star, who was in New Orleans filming for his upcoming movie Emancipation, made the donation along with his production company Westbrook, the city said.
“Where there’s a Will there’s a way,” a statement on the city’s July Fourth events website read. “Thank you, Will Smith!”
This clip was taken by Austin Skinner, who gave a “shoutout” to Will Smith on Twitter. Credit: Austin Skinner via Storyful