Matthew McConaughey Was able to brighten some Texas seniors’ day by hosting a virtual game of bingo on Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The actor, 50, and his family joined and hosted the virtual bingo game for the The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living in Round Rock, energetically calling out numbers and giving the seniors a memorable experience they won’t forget.
“We got Charles… with the iPad up high….we got two winners!”, he enthusiastically called out as the seniors were captured smiling.
The living facility posted in Facebook, “During a time when we are all working to make lemonade out of lemons, we are so humbled that Matthew took the time to play our favorite game with us. As Matthew would say, let’s turn this red light into a green light!“
Last September, the residents and employees made a video request for the Texas native to join them on bingo night. A resident even joked and said “you’d be a whole lot cooler if you did”, in reference to the actor’s role in the movie Dazed and Confused.
While being unable to attend in person, the actor was able to answer the call the best way he could.
Sales director of the facility, Molly Davis Nedley, says that staff can’t interact with residents like they normally would, “so we have been doing everything possible to uplift them virtually,” according to Austin’s KEYE-TV.
Nedley added, “This was a wish come true! The residents absolutely loved seeing Matthew and his family and enjoyed hearing him talk about what he’s doing to get through this crisis. It gave them hope and was the boost that they needed to get through this lonely, challenging time.”
Whenever a resident called out “bingo”, their prize was to ask the actor a question of their choosing.
When the video made it to Facebook, viewers found amusement in the bingo game, with one commenter saying, “Alright alright alright! Best Shelter In Place video guest ever!”