As awesome as anyone’s first car is, it is almost always an econobox, to put it delicately. In the United States, turning 16 means the possibility you might get your parents hand-me-down or a used car off the lot, whose description can usually be summed in a single word ranging from “s**tbox” to “decent.”
Exceptions to the rule do exist, of course, and you have to look no farther than celebrities’ kids to find them. In the world of multi-millionaire stars, a decent first car is a brand new Mercedes-Benz SUV.
Kevin Hart’s eldest child, Heaven, turned 16 earlier this month, and the actor and his ex-wife, Torrei, celebrated by hosting a Sweet Sixteen party at the house this weekend. The event was put together by bDASHd Event Planning and Bakery, which posted videos of the party on social media. This is where the video below also popped up, showing the moment in which Heaven got her birthday present from her dad.
In the video, Heaven is being escorted outside the house by her mom, Torrei. Parked in the driveway, she finds a brand new SUV: what looks very much like a Mercedes-Benz GLA with two giant red bows on it. Heaven is quite stunned by the present, and she opens the doors to check out the interior, gets inside to try out the driver seat, and then returns to the party—after all, it’s not like she could take it out right then and there. Her parents had thrown for her a My Hero Academia-themed bash, and all her friends were there.
As you probably expected, reactions to the video range from “way to go, Kevin” for doing his best to give his kids a good life to “way to spoil them, you irresponsible parent!” In the end, it’s no one’s business what one does for their kids, with their own money. But maybe it should come as no surprise that Kevin Hart, a well-known car enthusiast and collector, is looking to inspire the same kind of love for all things on four wheels in his children.