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Alright, alright, alright: Matthew McConaughey hosts Virtual Bingo for a Texas Senior Facility

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People all across the world are quarantined due to the coronavirus pandemic that has halted non-essential activities — and senior citizens are of particular concern. They’re one group that is more susceptible to fatalities if they become infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Many seniors have been forced to go into total isolation right now, with no visits from family or friends and no social events at their living facilities.

Texas native, Matthew McConaughey found a way to help out in this crisis — by hosting a virtual bingo night for a senior facility in Round Rock.

Earlier this month, McConaughey tweeted a video where he urged folks to “take care of ourselves and each other.”

“We’ve all got an enemy in coronavirus that is faceless; that is raceless; sexless, non-denominational, and bi-partisan,” McConaughey said. “And it’s an enemy that we all agree, we want to beat.”

He talked about the “green light that is ahead of this red light”. He talked about the importance of coming together and unifying in this time, and encouraged us all to “turn a red light into a green light.”

As a way to honor McConaughey’s message, at the end of the bingo game, residents held up green cards with messages to McConaughey.

McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas and attended Longview High School. He recieved his Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas-Austin. In 2019, McConaughey officially became a professor of practice for the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the Moody College of Communication in his alma mater.

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, thank you Matthew for being a light in the darkness.

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