Everyone’s favorite A-Lister, Will Smith is turning 50 on the 25th of September and the actor decided to celebrate it by bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.
Will Smith really bout to bungee jump out of a helicopter
— KND C.L.O.S.R. (@chootybeeks) September 25, 2018
Happy Birthday to one of my favorite people ever.. WILL SMITH. Im shook for him doing this bungee jump like im doing 😂 pic.twitter.com/dlWXHcbYbE
— 🦅Lloyd Gross🦅 (@LORD_LEEMZ) September 25, 2018
It’s Will Smith’s 50th Birthday today and I’m honestly just gonna be sitting here waiting all day to see bungee jump out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon🤷🏽♂️
— Just Noah🤷🏽♂️ (@GaonaNoah) September 25, 2018
Though the jump was more of a fundraiser for Global Citizen and Education Cannot Wait through online fundraising platform Omaz, it also proved that you’re never too old to face your fears.
Will Smith said it best: In life, you have to go after what you want – take risks. Yes, you might get your heart broken, or you might fail, but you might also succeed – and be happier than you ever imagined.
Will still giving life lessons after that jump.👏💯#WillSmithTheJump
— Ray (@S4ILOR_M4RS) September 25, 2018
dear universe ,
please keep Will Smith safe on his bungee jump today , he’s the only one around here w some damn sense.
love u , thank u .
— K O N A (@_KINGKONA) September 25, 2018
The fundraiser also allowed one lucky fan who donated to cause to watch him make the actor make the jump.
This made our Friday, and we hope it makes yours too. Watch West Philly native Daisha find out she's celebrating #WillSmith's 50th birthday with him!! Daisha won by donating $10 to #WJSFF. Stay tuned to find out which 23 of YOU are taking home a pair of #FreshPrince #AirJordans! pic.twitter.com/w05nMdCE2d
— Omaze (@omaze) September 21, 2018
While millions around the globe witnessed it through a live stream, titled ‘The Jump’, his family and friends were at the site to cheer him on.
"There’s a real relationship between freedom & joy, fear actually traps you, my father passed a little over a year ago, and there’s something about the confrontation of death that frees you!" Happy Birthday Will Smith! #WillSmithTheJump pic.twitter.com/X9zAmoglJO
— EBONY MAGAZINE (@EBONYMag) September 25, 2018
— Hillary Cruz (@HillaryC06) September 25, 2018
Seeing Smith literally ‘leaping’ into his 50s is truly an inspiring sight for many.
— victoria 🥀 (@johanvonbronx_) September 25, 2018