On January 7, 2022, Matthew McConaughey expressed his best birthday wishes to his mother, Mary Kathlene “Kay” McCabe, for her 90th birthday, including a photo of her (pictured above) and an accompanying message. “Ma Mac McConaughey at 90 today — livin’ on joy, forgiveness, resistance, and ‘not being able to imagine not being here,'” McConaughey tweeted, along with a picture of McCabe wearing a sash with “90 and fabulous” emblazoned on it.
As if on cue, the Internet acted accordingly, with social media uses expressing their surprise over McCabe’s resemblance to her famous son, along with compliments for her more youthful looks, despite her newly-minted official status as a nonagenarian. “To be that gorgeous at 90,” one Twitter user wrote, before adding best birthday wishes to McConaughey’s mother. Others simply called her “beautiful,” and still more called the gesture on McConaughey’s part “sweet.” Indeed, if the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, we can expect many more years of both McConaughey and his mother to make up for the time they lost.