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Jennifer Aniston Surprises Nurse Who Contracted Covid-19 While Working

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Jennifer Aniston Surprises Nurse Who Contracted Covid-19 While Working

Although it might seem like everyone is at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare professionals are still working round the clock to ensure as many people get through this in good heath as possible - often putting their own health at risk. Friends star Jennifer Aniston recently paid tribute to one such nurse who contracted the virus while at work.

Kimball Fairbanks, a cardiovascular nurse from St. George, Utah, tested positive for Covid-19 while in the line of duty. She has been separated from her husband and her two children for two weeks while she battles the virus.

Aniston paid tribute to her - and everybody else in the same line of work - while she herself was self-isolating at her Los Angeles home.

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Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel's at-home version of his popular talk show, Aniston surprised Fairbanks, and told her how grateful she was for everything she was doing.

"Hi, honey, it's so good to meet you," Aniston said. "I just have to say, God bless you and all of you that are out there doing what you're doing.

Jennifer Aniston paid tribute to a nurse who tested positive for Covid-19 in the line of duty. Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jennifer Aniston paid tribute to a nurse who tested positive for Covid-19 in the line of duty. Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

"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."

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Kimmel commented on just how emotional Fairbanks was to be speaking to Aniston, even across a video connection.

He joked: "Jen, I don't know if you can see how much more excited Kimball was to see you than she was to see me."

Jimmy Kimmel was hosting his popular talk show from home. Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel was hosting his popular talk show from home. Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

That wasn't the end of the surprise, either. The actress announced that Fairbanks would be receiving a $10,000 (£8,200) voucher from US delivery service Postmates as a special thank you for her hard work. That should definitely see her through to the end of the outbreak.

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At the time of writing, the US has reported more than 260,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus - and over 6,000 people have died from the disease to date.

It's okay to not panic. LADbible and UNILAD's aim with our series, Cutting Through, is to provide our community with facts and stories from the people who are either qualified to comment or have experienced first-hand the situation we're facing. For more information from the World Health Organisation on coronavirus, click here.

Featured Image Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Topics: Celebrity, Coronavirus, Jennifer Aniston, US Entertainment, Jimmy Kimmel

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