Michael B. Jordan is out here doing some good deeds for the kids.
On Monday, the Black Panther star made a pit stop at Valiant Cross Academy to surprise and encourage a bunch of young boys … and they were stoked to say the least.
Apparently, Jordan, who is in Montgomery, Alabama filming a new movie was driving down the street and decided to stop.
“I was driving from set & saw these young kings standing in their school parking lot doing jumping jacks in 90 degree Montgomery Alabama heat! The sight of them inspires me & reminds me why I do what I do!!,” he posted.
The kids of course went nuts! One minute they are doing jump jacks, the next minute they are getting advice from Killmonger.
“You’re from ‘Black Panther!'” one child shouts excitedly in a video of the encounter posted to Instagram.
Jordan could also be heard sharing some words of wisdom with the youth. “You gotta listen to your teachers. Make sure you listen to your parents. Work hard,” he said as the young men gathered around him. “You’re down here in the South, y’know. Just pay attention because school goes by real quick.”
The 31-year-old actor is in Montgomery on the set of “Just Mercy”, a film based on attorney Bryan Stevenson’s book of the same name. The text chronicles Stevenson’s life as a defense attorney in a 1993 appeals case which exonerated Monroeville man Walter McMillan. McMillan had been serving a death sentence for the death of Ronda Morrison in Monroeville, though an appeals court later found him to be wrongfully convicted.
Jordan will portray Stevenson in the film. Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx will play McMillan.