Although Kevin Hart tells jokes to audiences of 20,000 people, it's his 22-month-old daughter who makes him laugh. Hart, 43, shared an adorable story about Kaori Mai, who he says still hasn't mastered FaceTime with people about his partnership with The Children's Place on Tuesday.
The laughter my daughter Ori gives me every day makes me smile," he says. Her new thing on FaceTime is that she doesn't know how to hold the phone out so you can see, so she just walks around with it."Hart's youngest daughter has no idea how to properly hold her phone, but she is determined to get all her father's attention.
Adding a laugh, Hart says, "You've got to stay on there until she's finished."He continues, "She's all over the place. I laugh at her inability to just look at her phone. But she'll run with it. She'll want to show you stuff. But she doesn't realize that she isn't showing you.
"The Harts also have a four-year-old son, Kenzo Kash, with their wife Eniko Hart. In addition, he shares a 17-year-old daughter, Heaven, and a 14-year-old son, Hendrix, with his ex Torrei Hart. As a parent, Hart believes it is essential to be hands-on with his children.
Children are sponges, they absorb what you do. His philanthropic work, specifically with The Children's Place, encapsulates his approach. Hart spoke about his hopes for the back-to-school initiative when he revealed the newly renovated learning area at the Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center in East Harlem, New York."
People want you to succeed and win. In my household, my children are extremely fortunate to have a hands-on, involved, and responsible parent. Some children do not have that," he says.
"It's about being there, being present, and sparking the world of 'Oh my god, you know what, people do care, people are out there that want to see me, that want to see us, succeed in life,'" he adds.
Children's Place 2022's back-to-school campaign will feature "ten dedicated reading centers for kids located in deserving neighborhoods across the nation," a company representative tells people. A part of education that is often overlooked and became increasingly rare during the pandemic is the development of community and interactions among children.
Hart says this initiative has never been more important than it is now since underprivileged communities lack access to collaborative learning spaces. He insists that the issue cannot be limited to the education system.
The Children's Place is providing books and tools that are very important to a child's development, providing another tier, another branch, to the tree of possibilities. He goes on to say, "I think this should be done more, so hopefully, other brands, other corporations, other people in general in general will follow suit and do more of what we've been doing."