Thursdays Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host was joined by guest Jennifer Aniston via video chat, and after the pair chatted and caught up, he and Aniston teamed up to give a special nurse a big surprise.
Kimball Fairbanks, a cardiovascular nurse from St. George, Utah, was on the front lines during the growing coronavirus epidemic, and on Monday she revealed that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and that she was now in quarantine.
Fairbanks joined Fallon remotely and spoke with Kimmel about how she is doing a few days after the diagnosis, and Kimmel had special treatment to potentially cheer her up.
“We wanted to cheer you up a bit.” So I would like you to meet someone. Her name is Jennifer, “said Kimmel, as Aniston appeared on a split screen, plunging Fairbanks into shocked, overjoyed silence.
“Hi, honey, it’s so good to meet you,” said Aniston. “I just have to say, God bless you and all of you who do what you do. I don’t even know how to express my gratitude for everything you do, putting your health at risk and all that. You are just phenomenal. “
” Well thank you. I really appreciate that, “said Fairbanks, beaming.
Aniston was moved by her story – including how, due to her illness, Fairbanks was pulled from work at the hospital. She must also be separated from her family for two weeks, including her 4-year-old and 18-month-old children.
However, Fairbanks said that while she generally felt like she had “been hit by a train,” she told the movie star, “I woke up today and decided I shouldn’t would be more sick. “
It was a really sweet surprise for the quarantined nurse, and Kimmel couldn’t help but point out how happy she was to meet the friends star.
“Jen, I don’t know if you can see how much more excited Kimball was to see you than she saw me,” Kimmel joked. ” It’s amazing. “
As another massive surprise, Aniston and Kimmel then revealed that they had a gift for Fairbanks in the form of a $ 10,000 gift certificate from Postmates, so that she could get any delivery of food she could have needed during his quarantine.
It was a particularly sweet moment of joy in the midst of the current coronavirus crisis, which has almost everyone in the country staying at home because of social distancing protocols – Aniston included.
“Today, three weeks,” said the actress, reflecting on the length of her home colony, adding that due to her agoraphobia, it was “not really a challenge” not to go out and to do things.
“The hardest thing is to watch the news and try to digest everything that is going on,” she said. “I authorize a recording in the morning, then I will make a recording in the evening, and that’s it, because basically it regurgitates exactly the same thing. “
She also found a new hobby: cleaning and organizing.
“Washing the dishes is now my new favorite thing, my favorite in the world, because not only do you do the dishes, but you wash your hands,” said Aniston. ” [And] organize. I was crazy the first week and realized that I had to retire because I was going to run out of cupboards. [We’ve got] 30 more days. I have to pace myself. “
Watch the video below to learn more about how celebrities spend time in isolation amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.