Everyone it seems has an opinion about Lebron James and his recently opened I Promise School, including Oscar winning actress Halle Berry.
Berry, 51, let James know how she really feels about his “revolutionary” school in an emotional message posted on her Instagram feed … and her words were ones of praise.
On Monday, the Ohio native applauded the NBA star for his dedication to providing education to underprivileged youth in her hometown.
“I grew up in a small town in Oakwood, #Ohio, about 20 mi north of#Akron,” she wrote. “The idea that something as revolutionary as the @ipromiseschool has been brought to Ohio’s children has me overwhelmed with joy.”
Berry posted a photo of James from the first day of the school’s opening flanked by smiling little girls.
“@kingjames – I am in AWE of your compassion, your drive to better the community, and your commitment to the city that raised you,” she continued. “Congratulations on this massive, nearly unprecedented achievement.”
James responded to Halle’s post in the comment section. “Thank you! I truly appreciate your words as well as all my kids @ipromiseschool! Means a lot,” he said followed by praying hands, a heart and one hundred emoji.
James opened the I Promise School on July 30 in his hometown of Akron Ohio. The School is a partnership between the LeBron James Family foundation and the Akron Public School and is designed to serve Akron’s most challenged students. The grades 1-8 school provides free uniforms, free breakfast, lunch and snacks, free bicycle and helmet and guaranteed tuition to the University of Akron for every student that graduates.
But despite his good deed, James has also received his fair share of hate from those like President Trump and his devoted MAGA-hat wearers who claim the school will cost tax payers money and can’t help all at risk students.
Meanwhile James did get some support from Trumps wife Melania who applauded James’ effort on Saturday via a statement from her spokeswoman.
“It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today,” Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to CNN. “As you know, Mrs. Trump has traveled the country and world talking to children about their well-being, healthy living, and the importance of responsible online behavior with her Be Best initiative.”
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