Caption

Khalid surprises El Paso elementary school, donates more than 500 gifts

Austin has Matthew McConaughey. Houston has Beyonce. But El Paso... El Paso has Khalid. 

The recently Grammy-nominated 19-year-old has been called Chuco Town’s “adopted son” and hasn’t (even once) forgotten where he came from. 

READ: Matthew McConaughey delivers 4,500 free Thanksgiving turkeys to families 

Khalid made a special visit to El Paso’s Crockett Elementary School Monday, the El Paso Times reports, where he surprised students with Hello Kitty dolls, footballs and over 500 other donated gifts. 

According to the El Paso times, “Khalid adopted El Paso as his hometown after moving to El Paso prior to his senior year in high school. Khalid's mother was serving in the U.S. Army at the time and was stationed at Fort Bliss.”

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 New floating water park and obstacle course to open on Lake Travis June 29 | Love's a Trip
  2. 2 Where to eat when it is raining | Austin 360 Eats
  3. 3 Conans Pizza closing campus location after 42 years

More from Austin360