John Krasinski & David Ortiz Thank Healthcare Workers With Epic Surprise
By Paris Close
April 13, 2020
John Krasinski did something special for healthcare workers combatting COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Staff members of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston received the surprise of their lives when the Quiet Place actor recruited hometown hero, Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz, to pay nurses a special visit at the hospital. Krasinski captured the unforgettable moment in this week's episode of his feel-good YouTube show, Some Good News.
Since baseball season, which usually starts at this time, has been delayed due to the pandemic, the Office alum used his platform to thank Boston’s “healthcare heroes” who are also missing the sport as they continue to endure the health crisis.
"Baseball is America's sport for a reason. It brings us all together,” Krasinski started. "Well, last week was supposed to be opening day for almost every major league team and that loss was felt by everyone. And even in the midst of 24-hour shifts and sleepless nights, our healthcare heroes were missing baseball too."
Krasinski then video chats with BIDMC hospital workers to thank them for their hard work before surprising them with a special shoutout from Ortiz, who thanked the Red Sox fans with lifetime tickets. "I gotta tell you guys from the very bottom of my heart how much I love you and respect you for what you guys are doing,” Ortiz expressed. “Taking your lives, taking your time, that's something...it goes beyond everything."
Topping off the gift with another awesome surprise, Krasinski had the hospital workers taken to Fenway Park, where they were met with a heartwarming shout-out from the city of Boston on the jumbotron before taking center field to throw the first pitch of the baseball season.
This isn't the only act of kindness Krasinski has shown on Some Good News. Last week, he enlisted the cast of Hamilton to perform a sing-along for a 9-year-old super-fan’s birthday.