Coronavirus: Matthew McConaughey lifts Texas seniors’ spirits by hosting virtual bingo game

Matthew McConaughey lifts spirits by hosting bingo game for senior facility during coronavirus pandemic

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Even social distancing can’t stop Matthew McConaughey from lifting fans’ spirits during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to KEYE-TV, the Academy Award winner hosted an assisted living center’s bingo game via video chat last weekend. The actor’s family joined in as he called the virtual game remotely for residents of the Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living in Round Rock, Texas, the facility said in Facebook post Monday.

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“Ever play virtual bingo with #MatthewMcConaughey? You’d be a whole lot cooler if you did!” the post read. “The residents at The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living got to play virtual bingo with #MatthewMcConaughey and his family!”

The facility went on to thank McConaughey; his wife, Camila Alves; and his mother, Kay McConaughey, for hosting the game.

“Our residents had a great time playing, and they loved talking with Matthew about his family heritage and his favorite drink,” the post continued.

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

They also thanked McConaughey in a second video.

“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 post read. “As Matthew would say, let’s turn this red light into a green light!”

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

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Matthew McConaughey speaks onstage during HISTORYTalks Leadership & Legacy presented by HISTORY at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 29, 2020, in New York City.
Matthew McConaughey speaks onstage during HISTORYTalks Leadership & Legacy presented by HISTORY at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 29, 2020, in New York City. (Noam Galai/Getty Images for HISTORY)