By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hundreds flocked to Broad and Erie on Thursday to celebrate one of Philadelphia’s own: comedian, actor, and blockbuster superstar Kevin Hart.

Hart now has an image that the neighborhood can look up to.

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Kevin Hart celebrated his 38th birthday in front of hundreds of fans.

His gift, a monument by Mural Arts Philadelphia. His smiling image painted on north wall of Max’s Steaks.

“This is honestly the biggest honor that I have gotten in my career to date,” said Hart.

Hart grew up at 15th and Erie and has since done stand up comedy, starred in movies, penned a book, and brought a billion dollars to the box office.

But Hart attributes his success to a tight circle and Philly roots.

“I think I get the strength and the ability to deal with all the things I deal with, positive or negative, because of my upbringing and surroundings,” he said.

City Council issued a resolution making July 6th Kevin Hart Day. Councilman David Oh says he never forgets where he came from.

“He comes back and makes his films here. He identified himself as a Philly guy, said Oh.

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Hart also received state citations, a liberty bell, a Phillies’ jersey, a birthday cake, and performances by Freeway.