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.READ MORE: Trial Starts Monday For Gilbert Newton III, Philadelphia Teen Accused Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend Morgan McCaffrey
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.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Gunmen After Shots Fired Near Chester High School Football Game
Hart also received state citations, a liberty bell, a Phillies’ jersey, a birthday cake, and performances by Freeway.