Jennifer Aniston and Jimmy Kimmel Give Sweet Surprise to Nurse Who Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Jennifer Aniston and Jimmy Kimmel did a video chat with a nurse on the at-home edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The nurse recently tested positive for coronavirus and received a gift from them.

By Elyse Dupre Apr 03, 2020 12:15 PMTags
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Jennifer Aniston and Jimmy Kimmel gave a nurse from St. George, Utah a sweet surprise during Thursday's at-home edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

The nurse, Kimball Fairbanks, found out she tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week.

"So, I've had to be furloughed from work and away from my family for two weeks," she said via video chat, noting she has two daughters who are 4 years old and 18-months old.

Fairbanks said she started to feel sick two or three days after her shift last Tuesday. While she normally works on a cardiovascular floor, she said she had been mainly focusing on patients with COVID-19. 

"I kind of felt like I got hit by a train," she said when asked to describe how she's feeling, "but I think I just have really mild symptoms. You know, I feel like I've got a head cold combined with the flu. But overall…it feels decently manageable."

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Aniston, who entered the interview midway through as a surprise, then thanked Fairbanks for her work.

"I just have to say God bless you and all of you that are out there doing what you're doing," the actress said via video chat. "I don't even know how to express my gratitude to everything you guys are doing and putting your health at risk and all of that. You're just phenomenal."

She then said Fairbanks is receiving $10,000 from Postmates to help pay for any food deliveries. Kimmel said all of the nurses on her floor would be receiving gift cards, as well.

To see the surprise—as well as the rest of Aniston's interview—watch the videos.

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