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.
Ever play virtual bingo with #MatthewMcConaughey? You’d be a whole lot cooler if you did! The residents at The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living got to play virtual bingo with #MatthewMcConaughey and his family! Thank you to Matthew, his wife Camila, and his mom Kay for hosting our residents for a few rounds of virtual bingo! Our residents had a great time playing, and they loved talking with Matthew about his family heritage and his favorite drink.
Posted by The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living on Sunday, April 5, 2020
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!