Aquaman star, Jason Momoa shows his love, affection and empathy for Detroit in a new, and very informative, four-minute Rocket Mortgage video.
The 41-year-old actor informs people that Detroit is the least connected major city in the U.S., with 30% of residents not connected to the internet — that’s one third of the entire city.
“Detroit has always made me feel at home,” Momoa stated in the video, which is centered on Detroit’s lack of digital connectivity and Rocket Mortgage’s goal to bring access to internet to more residents in the city.
Momoa, whom if you didn’t know, owns property in Detroit, is seen walking around Hart Plaza, in Corktown, near the Ambassador Bridge, in front of Michigan Central Station, on the rooftop deck of Hockeytown Cafe and in front of the Joe Louis fist. He is joined by Joshua Edmonds, director of digital inclusion for the city of Detroit.
See the video below:
“Loved getting back to Detroit to see my friends at @RocketMortgage to learn more about the work they’re doing to bridge the digital divide,” Momoa writes in the caption attached to the video, adding that Rocket Mortgage raised $2.7 million at July’s Rocket Mortgage Classic “to help Detroiters get access to internet and technology.”
Rocket says it is working with the city to improve, build and grow neighborhood tech hubs. The goal is for all Detroit residents to have access to the Internet, technology and digital literacy, information within a 10 minute walk from their homes, by 2025.
“I don’t think you guys knew how much and how dear Detroit was to me. I just have a very soft spot in my heart for Detroit. I was just extremely interested in what you guys were doing and how I could help.”
Momoa has been spotted around the Detroit area at least a couple times this year. Earlier this week, Toast in Ferndale posted a pic of Jason after he ate brunch there:
As we previously reported, Momoa was also seen in Ferndale this past May, visiting a friend.
…Just one more reason to love Jason Momoa AND Rocket Mortgage.