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WATCH: Matthew McConaughey hosts online bingo for elderly in quarantine

/ 04:59 PM April 08, 2020

Matthew McConaughey hosted an online bingo game for senior citizens who are in quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The actor held the session for residents of The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living, an elderly care community in Texas, USA. The senior home uploaded a portion of the video call on its Facebook page last Monday, April 6.

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McConaughey called out the numbers alongside his family including his wife Camila Alves, mother Kay and his children.

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Virtual Bingo with Matthew McConaughey!

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

Along with the bingo game, the residents had the chance to talk with the actor about his family heritage and his favorite drink.

As the video call came to an end, the senior citizens thanked McConaughey with messages they wrote on sheets of green paper.

“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,” the senior home said. “As Matthew would say, let’s turn this red light into a green light!”

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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!

Posted by The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living on Sunday, April 5, 2020

The show of gratitude refers to McConaughey’s call for unity in face of the pandemic, as seen in a clip he posted on Twitter last month. He said the current situation, which he described as a “red light,” will eventually turn green.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has increased to over 1.2 million as of yesterday. According to the World Health Organization, more than 72,600 have already died.  /ra

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