Our senior citizens are so much more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 than the rest of us. For that reason, they’re even more isolated and cut off than normal. At rest homes across the world, they sit waiting for the day they can have visitors or go outside again.
Enter one of the world’s best known Texans. Matthew McConaughey and his family paid a virtual visit to a senior facility in Round Rock, Texas, and arranged a special event just for them–Virtual Bingo with Matthew McConaughey!
Seniors at The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living were invited to play bingo from their rooms with McConaughey pulling numbers and reading them via video chat.
Staffers posted a video of McConaughey reading numbers on their Facebook page. There were two winners that night, but everyone had a good time.
One of the staffers told McConaughey, “I wanted to say, from all of us, we want to continue to turn a red light into a green light.” Then all the residents held up green cards with personal messages to their bingo host.
“Age fearlessly,” and this quote from McConaughey’s movie Serenity, “If I didn’t catch fish all day I’d try to find a way to kill you,” were just a couple of the messages virtually sent at the end of the evening.
It was in March when McConaughey encouraged people to unify against our “common enemy” of coronavirus and “turn a red light into a green light.”
because every red light eventually turns green pic.twitter.com/x05GuITW4J
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) March 17, 2020
The virtual bingo game was a wholesome way to show a vulnerable population how much he walks the walk and lives his talk.
Great job Matthew!