The Machete star shared a video of himself and his team distributing hundreds of meals to the staff at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale.
Actor Danny Trejo is doing his part by feeding his community's healthcare workers who are selflessly working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. According to NY Daily News, the Machete star shared a video of himself and his team distributing hundreds of meals to the staff at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale. "Right now I’m at Verdugo Hills Hospital, I’m sitting with the real angels of Los Angeles right now," said the 75-year-old in the 10-minute long video. "All the people that are really on the front lines." The man with a heart of gold added, "We're just here [...] bringing some food, but really, they're the ones saving lives."
The Los Angeles native, who owns the restaurant chain Trejo’s Tacos, donned a black Trejo's Tacos t-shirt and hat, along with a pair of blue jeans and a cross pendant dangling on a silver chain around his neck. He also took protective measures by wearing latex gloves and a white face mask to keep himself safe during this health crisis. Trejo and his team prepared hundreds of bowls filled with chicken, steak asada, brisket, carnitas for the overworked nurses, doctors and various staff at the hospital, reports TMZ.
A medical staff who was present at the time expressed his heartfelt appreciation of Trejo's selfless gesture, saying, "he's always been there supporting the community and he's doing it again." He later added that the Dusk To Dawn actor, who owns three Trejo's Tacos restaurant locations throughout Los Angeles, has helped everyone get excited again. "Thanks to him, everyone's getting excited, fighting on and taking care of the patients," he said according to ABC7. The video ended with Trejo saying, "Support your doctors and nurses, listen to them!"
This is not the first time, the actor has stepped up and helped his community during this trying time. Recently, the taco king teamed up with Good Morning America and delivered meals to our frontline heroes at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Last year, he also helped rescue a young special-needs child who was trapped in an overturned car in Sylmar. According to ABC7, the actor who often plays villainous roles happened to be in the area when two cars crashed in the area of Hubbard Street and Jackman Avenue on August 7. Of the two, one vehicle had overturned onto its roof and a child strapped into a car seat was trapped inside.
Without a second of hesitation, Trejo jumped into action and rescued the child with the help of another bystander. Recalling the scene, the actor explained that he attempted to crawl into the overturned wreckage from one side, however, he was unable to unbuckle the child's seat from that angle. A young woman, the bystander, managed to crawl in from the opposite side of the upturned vehicle and successfully undid the buckle. That's when Trejo held the baby and pulled him away from the wreckage and into safety.
#DannyTrejo, from #BadAssMovies to real life #Hero. Thanks for helping the family at the accident, Danny! You're an #EarthboundAngel. #FirstResponders— #BerniesStillOnTheBallot #GeneralStrike🌎💯 (@JanGram8) August 8, 2019
'Machete' to the rescue: Actor Danny Trejo helps save child trapped in overturned car in Sylmar https://t.co/63Hg3HSRZL via @abc7
Meanwhile, the boy's grandmother remained trapped in the driver's seat as no one was able to get her out. When firefighters arrived, they had to use equipment to release her. The actor, who got the opportunity of playing the role of a real-life hero, revealed he tried to keep the boy distracted from the scene as firefighters worked hard to free the woman. Having worked with special-needs kids, Trejo said he knew how to keep the little boy clam. "He was panicked. I said OK, we have to use our superpowers. So he screamed 'superpowers' and we started yelling 'superpowers,'" recalled Trejo. "I said do this, with the muscles. He said 'muscles.'" He added, "We got kind of a bond. I kept facing him away from the accident."