What is: a lovely speech from an American icon?
Alex Trebek‘s last 5 Jeopardy! episodes run today, and on the one that airs Monday, Jan. 4, the late host started the trivia reveal with a sincere message about the significance of kindness in the middle of the continuous coronavirus pandemic.
“You’ll recall that about a month ago, I asked all of you to take a moment to give thanks for all the blessings that you enjoy in your lives,” he stated, describing his Thanksgiving 2020 address. “Now today, a different kind of message. This is the ‘season of giving.’ I know you want to be generous with your family, your friends, your loved ones, but today I’d like you to go one step further.”
He continued, “I’d like you to open up your hands and open up your heart to those who are still suffering because of COVID-19. People who are suffering through no fault of their own. We’re trying to build a gentler, kinder society. And if we all pitch in just a little bit, we’re gonna get there.”