After being released from the hospital on his wife's birthday, one devoted husband decided to surprise her in the best way. Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see their heartwarming reunion...

Millions of people all over the world are currently in lockdown.

In a last-ditch effort to slow down the spread of the deadly virus, countries and major cities all over the world have gone into full lockdown.

Self-isolation has been deemed as the most effective way of combating this virus.

While medical researchers work tirelessly to find a vaccine, regular people have been urged to avoid any form of social interaction and contact as best they can.

The virus is easily spread, so remaining isolated is the safest option for many...

And millions are now quarantining themselves at home for months at a time.

It's an undeniably difficult time for everyone.

Staying indoors for extended periods of time will understandably wreak havoc on anyone’s mental health.

But the hardest thing about self-isolating...

Is being kept away from loved ones.

While some people are able to be self-isolate with members of their family or close friends...

Others haven’t been so lucky.

People have been urged to not spend time with people who don't live in their households...

Meaning that millions are unable to visit their family members and friends during these difficult times, which is proving unbearable for many.

It's an incredibly isolating experience for many people...

Spending weeks and weeks alone is enough to send anyone into a dark place.

And, making things even worse...

The elderly, and those who are considered as “vulnerable”, must self-isolate at all costs, meaning they cannot come into contact with others for their own safety.

People who are already suffering from underlying health conditions or other diseases are at the highest risk...

And if they contract the virus, their chances of losing their lives is doubled.

Most couples have been toughing it out and abiding by these harsh rules...

And have simply been looking forward to being reunited with their partners once again.

But others have been breaking the rules.

We all remember the story of the New Yorker who snuck into a hospital to visit his wife.  Yeah, not the smartest move in the world.

Some people just can't take the lockdown seriously...

And don’t seem to understand that good things will come to those who wait.

And there's one story that is the perfectexample of this philosophy.

After being separated as a result of the medical pandemic, one elderly couple were reunited in the most amazing way.

Beverley Lindell only wanted one thing for her 84th birthday...

And that was to see her husband of sixty-three-years, Jerry.

But, sadly, Jerry had been quarantined at the local Meeker Manor nursing home in Litchfield

The Minnesota couple had been separated in order to lower the risk of either of them contracting the virus, after Jerry had a stint in hospital.

Understandably, this took a huge toll on the pair...

Who were used to doing everything together. It was especially difficult because the separation was the longest they had been apart since meeting at age eighteen and marrying 2 years later, according to KARE.

But, suddenly, Jerry was discharged...

Just in time for Beverly’s birthday. The couple’s daughter helped arrange the surprise, driving her dad to Beverley’s house before presenting her mother with some birthday cupcakes.

And, upon seeing her husband, Beverly instantly burst into tears.

“I can’t hug you!” she told him after shrieking at the surprise. But Jerry reassured her that all was fine, saying in the clip, “Why can’t you? I can hug you!” And, as seen in the only photo taken of the reunion, they fall into a tight embrace.  

The couple are now happily self-isolating together.

What an amazing story in an otherwise dark and turbulent time. For more on uplifting stories, keep scrolling to read about the current recovery rate of people infected with the virus…

Matthew McConaughey has been well and truly been stepping up during this pandemic crisis.

While millions of us remain in quarantine as a result of the ongoing medical pandemic, the actor has decided to help out those who are less fortunate than himself.

But firstly, let's rewind a few years.

Matthew is best known for being one of Hollywood’s most loved actors and he has graced our screens since the 1990s.

He has made quite a name for himself...

He has starred and co-starred in movies such as How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days (2003), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), Magic Mike (2012), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) which have all demonstrated how he is such a versatile actor.

But alongside his talents on-screen...

Matthew is also known for being a generous and compassionate person.

And his most recent acts have certainly shown that...

We are all more than aware of the global pandemic that we are currently living through.

The virus has now infected more than a million people...

And the death rate is rapidly rising day by day. People are now living in fear and despair, and it’s safe to say that things are getting out of control.

Our elderly residents are by far at the highest risk from the deadly virus.

The virus is considered most dangerous to the elderly and those who suffer from existing health issues – which is a lot of the world’s population.

These people are more likely to suffer from serious, and potentially deadly, health issues as a consequence of the virus.

So it is of the utmost importance that they remain quarantined and away from other people.

Our nursing homes have taken a huge hit during the pandemic...

With many members of staff being unable to come into work, they have been needing all the help they can get.

People have been helping out as best as they can...

And thousands of volunteers have been pitching together to somehow assist their elderly neighbors in any way possible.

And, while most have been helping out in more practical manners...

Others have been focusing more on bringing a simple bit of happiness to the lives of the residents.

Now we introduce Matthew McConaughey's first act of kindness...

The actor wanted to give a little back to the quarantined residents at The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living facility in his home-town of Texas. 

While other celebrities of his status have been filming themselves singing and complaining about being isolated in their mansions...

McConaughey decided to use his voice to spread joy in a slightly different, yet more effective way to the others.

He devised together a plan to lift the spirits of those residing at The Enclave...

And what’s more uplifting than a good, old fashioned game of bingo?

The actor, seen here towards the bottom right corner, decided to host a virtual version of the game...

Where residents who were self-isolating in their rooms could all join in via a giant Zoom video call.

Joined by his mom, wife, and 2 children, McConaughey hosted the virtual game...

Where he enthusiastically called out numbers and declared any potential winners.

"We've got an I-24, an I-24..."

As he clarifies the lucky drawn number, 2 residents suddenly shout out “Bingo!”, in which the actor and his family yell in celebration.

It was the most heartwarming moment.

And the look of joy on the residents’ faces was simply undeniable.

And, once their game had finished, the residents had their own words of thanks for the actor...

They wanted to pay tribute to an important message the actor had given to the world last month.

In March, the actor took to Twitter to offer some very wise words regarding the ongoing pandemic.

He reminded everyone that all red lights eventually turn green, saying: “I just want to say, in these crazy times… Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Let’s not go to the lowest common denominator and get paranoid. Let’s do our due diligence and take the precautions that we need to, to take care of ourselves and those around us.”

So, as a thank you, the residents decided to hold up their own "green lights."

One of the facility’s workers said: “I wanted to say, from all of us, we want to continue to turn a red light into a green light,” as all the players held up their own green pieces of paper with inspirational messages written on the front. 

As they held up their signs, the actor exclaimed loudly...

And sat back in his chair, slowly clapping with a huge smile on his face.

Matthew's kindness has gone such a long way...

And the actor didn’t stop there.

Matthew and his wife, Camila, made a special delivery recently.

The couple has been working closely with Bethenny Frankel‘s disaster relief initiative BStrong to ensure first responders across the United States are getting masks and supplies they need to stay safe throughout this crisis.

They have donated 80,000 face masks to organizations in between Austin and New Orleans.

“Matt and I were able to get approximately 80,000 masks, and it’s a combination of surgical masks and KN95 masks that will be distributed between Austin and New Orleans, where they were getting hit pretty hard as well,” Camila told PEOPLE.

They want to make sure that everyone on the front line is covered...

“It was important for us to make sure that here in Austin, not just the hospitals got them, but also the police department and the fire department as well. In this moment, we’ve got to find ways to help both sides because they’re all on the front line right now and we can’t afford to lose any of them,” she went on to say.

The couple aren't interested in making the most money...

“This is not about raising the hand and saying, ‘Hey, I’ve put this much money in it.’ This is about raising the hand and making people aware that this exists,” Camila explained. “It took me over two weeks to find this cause, so it’s about raising the hand and saying, ‘This exists and guess what? Still time to help.’ And if you can’t help with this, find your own avenue where you can help and feel useful during this time.”

Matthew and Camila went out on Thursday to personally make sure the donated supplies made it to their final destination in Austin, where they live.

Camila posted the video to Instagram, saying: “Our mission is to protect those who protect us, by providing healthcare workers, firefighters, police officers, and others with approximately 80,000 masks needed to battle the virus. Matthew and I, our friends Bill and Tracey Marshall have teamed up with the organization #BStrong. We are passionate about helping first responders from our hometown Austin – Texas, Louisiana and nationwide as we combat this national pandemic. #thisisacrisis.”

It's refreshing to see a couple who truly care about this cause and making a difference to others...

Rather than boasting about the amount of money they have risen and low-key showing off their wealth – which is what a lot of celebrities have been doing in the last few weeks.

For more on the McConaugheys...

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