Little Axl Jack is certainly set to inherit many great qualities from his superstar parents. I’m thinking: teen idol good looks, an amazing singing voice, plus acting chops from both mom and dad. But when I had the good fortune to talk with Josh Duhamel at the unveiling of the Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat Campaign, what he most wanted for his son, he said, was for him to “not be a brat.” In other words, to grow up with compassion and a natural inclination to help others in need.
You may be more familiar with Duhamel’s on-screen work — and yes, he does look just as smoldering in person — but for years, one of Duhamel’s priorities has been helping to raise money and awareness for disaster relief charities. Most recently, Josh joined Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat Campaign, a joint effort on the parts of Valspar Paint and Habitat for Humanity, to auction off handprints made by celebs and notable personalities to benefit Habitat’s Disaster Response Program.
How adorable is this? Josh’s print includes his purple handprint plus a set of little ones he made in honor of Axl (it was before the baby arrived) with a note that reads “& son.”
Check out the slideshow below to see more about Josh Duhamel’s giving history, and find out about other celebrities who are throwing themselves behind the causes they believe in.
Images via Pacific Coast News, Josh Duhamel photo courtesy of Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat Campaign.