Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, celebrities and public figures have been stepping up to help where they can. From Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donating to food banks to Pink donating $1 million to LA hospitals. And now Jennifer Aniston has decided to surprise a fan with a very sweet gesture.
Last week, US chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live broadcast an at-home episode and interviewed healthcare worker and mum of two, Kimball Fairbanks, a nurse who has been furloughed after contracting coronavirus.
During their chat, Kimmel said: "We wanted to cheer you up a little bit, so I’d like you to meet somebody. Her name is Jennifer."
Jennifer Aniston appeared on the chat screen.
"Hi, honey, it’s so good to meet you," she said. "I just have to say, God bless you and all of you that are out there doing what you’re doing. I just, I don’t even know how to express my gratitude to everything that you guys are doing, putting your health at risk and all of that. You’re just phenomenal."
"Well, thank you, I really appreciate that," a flustered Fairbanks said.
Jennifer then gifted the nurse with a $10,000 gift card courtesy of food delivery service Postmates, before talking about her own experience of self-isolating, adding: "The most challenging thing is watching news and trying to digest [what’s] going on out there.
"I allow a check-in in the morning and then I’ll do a check-in in the evening, and that is it because basically, it’s regurgitating the exact same thing."
She also added that she was spending a lot of time clearing out her wardrobe while on lockdown, saying: "I was a crazy person the first week, and then I realised I had to pull back because I was going to run out of closets.
"Thirty more days! I’ve got to pace myself."