If you’re looking for a wholesome and heartwarming story of a Hollywood celebrity lifting people’s spirits that doesn’t involve cringe-worthy and out of tune “Imagine” singing look no further. Matthew McConaughey just reminded us why we all love him when he hosted a virtual bingo night for a senior home in Texas during the Covid-19 quarantines.
The Texas-born Hollywood actor and his family made the night of the Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living in Round Rock, Texas’s residents infinitely more fun by joining them for bingo night. The home’s residents played along with the Hollywood actor from the privacy and safety of their rooms and cheered as the actor seemed genuinely excited and earnestly having fun.
“We got an I-24, I-24…” McConaughey called at one point and two residents then called “bingo” to everyone’s cheers and applause. “Oh…we’ve got two winners!” McConaughey exclaimed.
The night seems to have included a lot of these moments with the senior facility posting a short video of the event on their Facebook page.
The Enclave at Round Rock’s residents had a little surprise for McConaughey. Earlier in March McConaughey had tweeted a video urging people to “take care of ourselves and each other.” He also talked about how important it is to come together in this time of strife and to “turn a red light into a green light” together.
This message is especially important for senior citizens like those in the enclave at Round Rock Serion Living as they are more susceptible to complications and fatalities if they get infected with the coronavirus.
The Enclave at Round Rock’s seniors took his words to heart and honored the actor’s “green light” message by lifting bright green cards with personal messages to greet McConaughey.
“I wanted to say, from all of us, we want to continue to turn a red light into a green light,” a worker at the facility told McConaughey.
The messages included things ranging from “We love you!” and “Just keep L-I-V-I-N” through some of McConaughey’s funny movie quotes such as “If I didn’t catch fish all day, I’d find a way to kill you.” (Serenity, 2019) and even the iconic “Alright, alright, alright!”
The A-list actor doesn’t just brighten other people’s bingo nights via video chats. He and his wife Camila also donated 80,000 masks to Texas, Lousiana first responders to help them in their fight against the pandemic.