AceShowbiz - Cuba Gooding Jr. has serenaded nurses in Orange County, California to thank them for working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
The "Selma" star streamed the dedication to medical workers employed at facilities in the city of Anaheim from his home this week, offering up gratitude and words of encouragement before singing them a church song.
"I want to say to you 180 women who are in the Anaheim hospitals' frontlines fighting this virus, just know that you're in a wonderful city, community that supports you, that loves you ... and that this community is of strong, and of faith, and of God (sic)," he shared on the virtual call.
Cuba spent much of his childhood in the Orange County region and said he often reflects on how much help he received when he was down on his luck there.
"(I think about moments of) survival there, and how the community rallied behind us to make sure we made it through the night with food (and) with shelter," he recalled. "On a personal note, I used to live in Anaheim - I was homeless, I was living in a women's abuse shelter just outside of (nearby city) Tustin. I went to Tustin High School, and I was exposed to the tight-knit community that Tustin and Anaheim make up."