Matthew McConaughey Inspires Us All With His Virtual Bingo Sessions!
« Actor Matthew McConaughey joined a group of seniors from The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living community in Round Rock, Texas, on Friday, April 3, in a game of “virtual bingo” over a group video call. Joining McConaughey for the bingo party were his mother, his wife, and his children. “The generosity and kindness Matthew McConaughey and his family showed our residents was beautiful, but more importantly we were gifted with a humble message from his heart,” said William Swearingen, marketing spokesperson for Spectrum Retirement Communities, owner and operator of The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living. This footage shows a moment from the game, as well as the seniors thanking McConaughey and his family for joining them.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Matthew McConaughey, the American actor, took time out of his weekend to visit a retirement home — digitally — and spend time with some of the self-isolating senior residents of his home state, Texas.
Along with his family, McConaughey, 50, called The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living on Friday to host the community’s weekly bingo session, via Zoom.
The Round Rock, Texas-based residency reportedly reached out to the Insterstellar star last September in hopes of getting him to host a couple of games, according to NME.
McConaughey finally stepped up to the table on April 3 and devoted his time to 18 of the residents in light of the novel coronavirus, which has left many — seniors more notably — coping with boredom and loneliness.
“Thank you to Matthew, his wife Camila, and his mom Kay for hosting our residents for a few rounds of virtual bingo,” read a post shared by the Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living’s Facebook page following the game.
“Our residents had a great time playing and they loved talking with Matthew about his family heritage and his favourite drink,” they added.
In another post — which featured a short clip of the lively interaction between McConaughey and his senior fans — the residency wrote, “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 favourite game with us.”