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Enrique Iglesias Got A Sweet Thank You Message From These Mexican Preschoolers Because Of His Help

Courtesy of Save The Children

For several years now, Enrique Iglesias has been using his fame and platform to help those in need. He has supported several charities, including Habitat for Humanity, City of Hope and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Save the Children is the latest charity Iglesias has put his support behind and last Friday night at his Las Vegas concert, Iglesias got to meet — via a video message — some of the children he helped.

Singer Enrique Iglesias is helping children find peace and calm after major disasters and emotional distress through art.

Credit: Save The Children

Iglesias has helped raise money for the Save the Children’s Healing and Education through the Arts (HEART) program, which focuses on helping children deal with highly stressful situations, from natural disasters to deaths in the family. Iglesias has been a supporter and fundraiser for Save the Children since 2015 and his latest campaign, #Hearts4Kids, has helped one pre-school class in Mexico City, specifically.

While on tour, Iglesias has been selling T-shirts to raise money for Save The Children.

CREDIT: Enrique Iglesias Official Merchandise

During his Las Vegas stop on Friday, the kids got to thank the singer for his help.

Credit: Save The Children

The students from Mexico City recorded a video message to thank Iglesias for his help.

Before the show, the “thank you” video was delivered to Iglesias personally by Sheila Romero, the director of the school.

Credit: Save The Children

Iglesias can’t hold back his smile as he watches the video of the children thanking him for his generosity. While watching the video, Iglesias reaches out and hugs Romero.

Backstage, Iglesias signed shirts and hats for the children who have benefited from the HEART program in Mexico City.

CREDIT: Save the Children

The moment was captured on camera by Save the Children, who facilitated the moment.

HEART, with the help of celebs like Iglesias, is helping thousands of children around the world overcome their personal traumas thanks to the power of art.

CREDIT: Save The Children

One of the children that has benefited from HEART is six-year-old Marina.

CREDIT: Save The Children

Marina needed help to cope with the sudden loss of her grandfather, who was her closest family member. His unexpected death severely impacted her and negatively affected her performance in school. Marina benefited from not only writing letters addressed to her grandfather but by drawing pictures of him as well. According to a Medium post, her teacher and family saw Marina slowly open up about the pain she felt and eventually, she was able to overcome the sorrow she felt about her grandfather’s passing.

If you would like to learn more about HEART or Save the Children, click the links.

If you want to read more about Marina’s story, click here.


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Luis Guzman Took His Role In Logic's Music Video Personal And This Is Why

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Luis Guzman Took His Role In Logic’s Music Video Personal And This Is Why

Logic Video Screening and Q&A

On Tuesday, August 29th, HipHopDX & Def Jam held a live screening of Logic’s “1-800-273-8255,” a suicide prevention music video featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid.

The music video features cameo appearances from Matthew Modine, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzman, Nolan Gould, Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid.

Following the screening there was a live Q&A discussion featuring cast members of the music video, members of the Suicide Prevention Hotline and the LGBTQ community.

Posted by HipHopDX.com on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

“It’s a real thing. The idols that we have are committing suicide. The kid down the block. The mother down the street.”

Shortly after the release of Logic’s music video for his song “1-800-273-8255,” HipHopDX and Def Jam held a live Q&A discussion with actors from the music video, including Luis Guzmán, Coy Stewart, Don Cheadle, Nolan Gould and Matthew Modine.

As someone who was a social worker prior to becoming an actor, being a part of this music video that focuses on suicide prevention meant a lot to Guzmán.

“I’m the father of five young people,” said Guzmán. “When this came about, I heard the song and I was absolutely blown away by it. Anything that I can do to promote humanity, that’s what I’m about. This provided me with that avenue so I’m really happy to be a part of it.”

After losing his friend, Robin Williams, to suicide, Guzmán admits that he felt bad because he “didn’t see his pain.” Guzmán always thought of Williams as “the funny man” – the one who “tells jokes.” It never occurred to Guzmán that Williams was having suicidal thoughts. And this is why Logic’s music video, and particularly Guzmán’s role in it, is very important and personal to him. When asked about how he reflects on his character in the video – a high school coach who reaches out to a student dealing with suicidal thoughts – Guzmán said:

“People need to be loved. People need to be held. People need to be heard. There’s a lot of pain out there… We can give people an alternative to checking out… I think, we as humans, need to be more sensitive to each other… A hug can do a lot to everybody, anywhere, any time. And it doesn’t matter if you know that person or not. We live in a very complex world. And when you see something like that [Logic’s music video], it gives you some kind of hope. Like somebody is listening.”

And just like everyone involved in the project hoped, the music video made a huge impact.

CREDIT: NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE / LOGIC / INSTAGRAM

Watch the full music video for “”1-800-273-8255.”


If you or someone you know is struggling with depression and might be having suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-8255. Never be afraid to reach out and seek help. 


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