Matthew McConaughey plays virtual bingo with seniors amid coronavirus quarantine

Brenda Watkins
April 8, 2020

Oscar-winning A-list actor Matthew McConaughey is emphatically among the latter group: he recently spent an evening hosting a virtual bingo game for seniors quarantined in a living facility in Austin, Texas.

The Academy Award-winning actor a round of bingo for a group of seniors at The Enclave at Round Rock senior living community in a video shared by the Spectrum Retirement Communities.

"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", wrote the nursing home.

With his wife and kids watching in delight, McConaughey called out the numbers to the seniors on the conference call until one of the residents got a bingo.

The facility posted the video to their Facebook page.

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After the bingo, he answered questions from residents, many of whom held key McConaughey quotes aloft on green pieces of paper (in reference to his reassurance in last month's video that red lights do eventually turn green).

The sales director at the facility, Molly Davis Nedley, said that staff can't interact with residents like they normally would due to the coronavirus pandemic, "so we have been doing everything possible to uplift them virtually", according to Austin's KEYE-TV.

The facility posted this clip of McConaughey on Sunday with the caption: "Thank you to Matthew, his wife Camila, and his mom Kay for hosting our residents for a few rounds of virtual bingo!" the facility posted on Facebook on Sunday.

"This was a wish come true!" You'd be a whole lot cooler if you did!

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