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Matthew McConaughey hosts virtual bingo night for quarantined Texas senior center

You’ve got bingo! Alright alright alright

Matthew McConaughey as ?Ward Jansen? in THE PAPERBOY
Matthew McConaughey in a scene from the film “The Paperboy.”
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In mid-March, actor Matthew McConaughey posted a video calling for people to take care of themselves and one another, follow guidelines to prevent spread, and give people hope during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“There is a green light on the other side of this red light that we’re in right now,” McConaughey said on his Twitter. “I believe that green light is going to be built upon the values that we can enact right now. Values of fairness, kindness, accountability, resilience, respect, courage.”

It was an inspiring message, but now it appears McConaughey isn’t just talking the talk, he’s walking the walk.

Last September, residents at The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living Center in Texas posted a video asking McConaughey to join them for a bingo night, CBS reports. Recently, McConaughey, a Texas native himself, followed through, and joined them to call a virtual bingo game.

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

After the bingo game, the residents asked McConaughey questions about his favorite things, his ancestry and more, writing them on green pieces of paper in reference to McConaughey’s March message of hope, the Guardian reports.

This isn’t the only creative way The Enclave is entertaining locked down patients, as CNN reports that in late March the senior care center held a socially distanced concert for residents.

Thank you to North Austin Music Therapy for bringing great music to the community! PATIO PARTY #socialdistancing

Posted by The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living on Tuesday, 24 March 2020