Matthew McConaughey hosts bingo night for isolated elderly residents in Texas

Ben Arnold
Contributor

Once Matthew McConaughey draws the curtain on the acting game, his new career as a pro bingo caller is now assured.

The Interstellar star on Monday took to the internet to call the numbers for senior citizens isolating at The Enclave, an assisted living community located in Round Rock, Texas.

According to CBS, residents at the facility asked McConaughey, via a post on social media, to come and join them for an evening’s bingo.

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And on Monday, he did, joining in with his family - including his mother Kay, wife Camilla Alves and their children - and answering questions from players.

“This was a wish come true!” said Molly Davis Nedley, of The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living.

“The residents absolutely loved seeing Matthew and his family and enjoyed hearing him talk about what he's doing to get through this crisis.

McConaughey and family join the bingo. (The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living)

“It gave them hope and was the boost that they needed to get through this lonely, challenging time.”

“Thank you to Matthew, his wife Camila, and his mom Kay for hosting our residents for a few rounds of virtual bingo!” employees added in a post to Facebook.

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

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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!”

The “green light” part was a reference to a viral video McConaughey posted to Twitter in March, which posited “because every red light eventually turns green”.

Residents joining the online bingo session. (The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living)

Residents at the facility ended the bingo sesh by hold up messages on green paper, including McConaughey's infamous 'alright, alright, alright' catchphrase, at which point things got a bit dusty.

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