Watch 'Black Panther' star Michael B. Jordan make kids' day during surprise visit to Alabama school

Kerry Justich
Michael B. Jordan made a surprise stop at a school in Alabama. (Photo: Getty Images)
Michael B. Jordan made a surprise stop at a school in Alabama. (Photo: Getty Images)

Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan just started working on a new project in Alabama, but he’s also trying on another role for size as a motivational speaker for young students.

Jordan reportedly touched down in the Southern state on Monday, alongside co-stars Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson for the upcoming film Just Mercy, which is based on the memoir by Bryan Stevenson, a Montgomery, Ala., attorney and Equal Justice Initiative co-founder. But it was a different group of people that the Creed actor was spotted hanging with during his first day on the job.


Jordan posted a video of himself with over a dozen young students, writing that he saw them in their school parking lot doing jumping jacks and spontaneously stopped to say hello. “The sight of them inspires me & reminds me why I do what I do!!” he wrote.

But it turns out that the inspiration is mutual.

As the kids ran up to high-five and hug Jordan, the actor shared some words of wisdom. And if the bright smiles on the students’ faces are any indication, it certainly meant a lot coming from one of their idols.

“Make sure you listen to [your teacher], listen to your parents. Make sure y’all work hard,” Jordan is heard saying in the video. “Pay attention in school.” To which the boys all respond, “Yes, sir!”

Already, nearly one thousand people commented on the sweet video, praising Jordan for the kind act.

You are absolutely amazing for this! You will be making such an impact on these young boys lives for just giving them words of encouragement!! Hats off to you!!” one follower wrote. While another echoed the same sentiment, writing, “Inspiring the next generation! Love this!

Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:

Michael B. Jordan Says His Company Will Adopt Inclusion Rider On All Projects
Little boy dressed up as Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Black Panther’ character is too cute
Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson posts sweet tribute to his daughters: ‘Always have a strong voice’

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.


More From

  • ‘The Simpsons’ matriarch Marge responds to Trump adviser’s comment that Kamala Harris sounds like her

    On Friday, the official social media accounts for "The Simpsons" posted a video from the cartoon family matriarch, Marge Simpson, in response to a comment made by Jenna Ellis, a senior legal adviser for President Trump. Ellis tweeted Wednesday that Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for vice president, sounds like Marge when she speaks.

  • Miley Cyrus reflects on split with Liam Hemsworth one year later

    Miley Cyrus is reflecting on her split with Liam Hemsworth one year later. Although the “Midnight Sky” singer is going through another breakup now — with Cody Simpson — she looked back on parting ways with her “The Last Song” co-star last summer and equated it to suffering a death.

  • MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski lashes out at President Trump

    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski went off Friday morning, urging supporters of President Trump not to be so “stupid” and Republican lawmakers to “wake up” about the ways she says the president is dangerously affecting the country.

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt on playing a cop in a post-George Floyd world

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a police officer named Frank in the new Netflix movie “Project Power.” While the film was shot two years ago, recent events like the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests that roiled the nation have cast the police - and their portrayals in TV and film - in a new light. “This movie does portray a police officer who’s not a perfect person,” the actor said of his character. “But ultimately I think he’s coming from a good place. And I still like to think that most cops are coming from a good place.” But Gordon-Levitt points out that recent abuses by the police have made a re-evaluation necessary. “There’s too many examples of these tragic, brutal circumstances where [police] are not being helpful at all and they’re not being held responsible for those actions.” He went on to say that Hollywood’s depiction of cops depends largely on tropes and might promote an inaccurate and harmful image. “These tropes build up of the heroic, brutally violent cop saving the day and that’s probably not the most helpful story to keep telling.”