Michael B. Jordan credits his parents for his charitable nature

November 25, 2018

Michael B. Jordan thinks his parents are responsible for his charitable nature.

The 31-year-old actor - who has reprised the role of Adonis Creed in ‘Creed II’ - has revealed he learned to donate his time and money to others from a young age thanks to his parents Donna and Michael.

The movie star - who supports organisations like Feeding America, which is a network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 40 million people - shared: “It just makes sense. My dad manages a food bank and I grew up around that, watching service, going to food pantries and homeless shelters, and just helping out around my community as much as I could.”

Michael explained that giving his time and money to help other people is just “second nature” to him.

He told INSIDER: “From my earliest memories I think, it was just second nature. It’s not forced.”

Earlier this month, Michael described himself as a “giver”.

However, the Hollywood star also thinks he’s struck a “nice little balance” between finding time for himself and also taking care of others.

He shared: “For me, I’m always a giver. I’m a pleaser, you know, a fixer. I do a lot of things for other people. That’s something that just comes with me. It’s okay, it’s who I am.

“Obviously everyone has their own limits, but I think I’ve found a nice little balance between not spreading myself too thin and, at the same time, helping people.”

What’s more, the actor revealed he’s looking forward to becoming a father one day.

He said: “I love kids, man. I can’t wait to be in the right position to start a family of my own. I’m looking forward to the day that I start my own little tribe.”

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