In the midst of the chaos happening around the world, today we celebrate one of the sweetest, most wholesome holidays of all — National Siblings Day.
If your social feeds have been blowing up with nostalgic throwback pics of your friends and their siblings, you’re not alone. Even celebs have been celebrating the holiday with sentimental childhood snaps!
JustJaredJr. readers are the first people to get to see Auggie‘s public service announcement (aka PSA) for PETA Kids.
And we asked him all about it:
JJJ:How did you get involved with this PETA Kids campaign?
August: Well, the great people from PETA asked what would be my wish for animals for 2017, and I told them I wish that SeaWorld would release their orcas. I asked if there was anything I could do to help, and they came up with this idea for a video.
JJJ:That sounds like an important cause for you?
August: Yeah. It is important to me to use my voice for animals, because I love them and they can’t speak for themselves. They are sweet and innocent and don’t deserve to be tortured.
JJJ:Have you always been an animal lover?
August: Yes, ever since I was a baby, I always refused to eat meat, even though my whole family would eat it. It always felt wrong to me. I’ve finally convinced my mom to become a vegetarian, too. She hasn’t eaten meat for a year!
JJJ:What do you hope fans take away from this video?
August: I want people to know that animals do not deserve to be tortured just so people can be entertained. You would never keep a child locked in a small room, and whales belong in the ocean, not in a tiny tank. I hope people stop paying to watch animals being abused, and I hope they tell Sea World to #emptythetanks.
Watch August‘s chilling public service announcement for PETA Kids below:
EXCLUSIVE: JJJ Premiere’s August Maturo’s PETA Kids Ad
All the families attending participated in a special kid’s cooking class, a private screening of season two of the Amazon Kids show, plus cake decorating, face-painting, and even nibbled on delectable menu items and desserts.
FYI: Olivia wore a cute MSGM jumpsuit and Topshop shoes for the occasion.