John Krasinski and David Ortiz surprise health care workers with Red Sox tickets for life

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Actor John Krasinski and Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz surprised a group of hospital workers who are on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus with Red Sox tickets for life. The "Quiet Place" director hosted them during a new episode of his lighthearted YouTube show, "Some Good News."

Krasinski invited nurses and respiratory therapists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston as guests via teleconference on Sunday to thank them for their service during the coronavirus pandemic. Ortiz later appeared and expressed gratitude to them as well.
"I gotta tell you guys from the bottom of my heart how much I love and respect you for what you guys are doing," Oritz said. "Taking your lives, taking your time — that's something that it goes beyond everything."

He then announced the Red Sox were going to donate four season tickets for life to "you and everybody at Beth Israel." Krasinski pointed out those aren't easy to come by and joked he's been on the waiting list for season tickets for 16 years.
The surprises kept coming — the group was then taken on a sanitized duck boat to Fenway Park.

"This place is yours," Krasinski said. "The most special place in Boston just opened up to the most special people in Boston."

There, the workers were greeted with messages of thanks from prominent Massachusetts figures. They took the field and ran around the bases.

"You so are heroes," Krasinski said. "You are the most lovable and wonderful people. Thank you so much. I hope we gave you this much joy in the middle of all this."

Good on Ortiz and the Red Sox for doing something like this. A small gesture like this can go a long way for many of these healthcare workers. Hopefully other teams can follow suit and reward healthcare workers in their respective states
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1 for 2 today for Henry in the PR battle over the Coronavirus.
 

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Thinking it was probably 4 tickets for life for the hospital to use for their folks, not just for the people in the video.

Krasinski needs to check his email more often as that wait list has been gone for a while :)
 

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Thinking it was probably 4 tickets for life for the hospital to use for their folks, not just for the people in the video.

Krasinski needs to check his email more often as that wait list has been gone for a while :)
I thought that might be the case (x2)

Those tix better make it to the rank and file and not get used by the execs.
 

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Krasinski is crushing it with this show. The bit he did last week with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original Hamilton cast is worth checking out, if you haven’t seen it.
 

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Both last week's episode and this one brought me to tears. I miss life.
Same here. I was thinking, is this it. Is this where I finally just break down...but came out feeling better about it all. As others have said, Krasinski is absolutely crushing it with these weekly reports.
 

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Same here. I was thinking, is this it. Is this where I finally just break down...but came out feeling better about it all. As others have said, Krasinski is absolutely crushing it with these weekly reports.
I was/am right n the edge, too. These help, even if they make me cry a bit.
 

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I posted the link in the coping/therapy thread. These have helped me a lot and Krasinski seems like a legitimately good guy.
 

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If the BI employees have to wait for 30minutes after first pitch for the $5 tickets, are they going to have to wait for 60 minutes after for the free ones? Especially since there's so few of them.
 

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Krasinski is crushing it with this show. The bit he did last week with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original Hamilton cast is worth checking out, if you haven’t seen it.
It had the best weatherman since Dick Albert.
 

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Very nice of both of them. I watched The Office from about 2007-2010 or 11. I always thought his character in that show and a few other movies was of a smarmy wise ass. But It's a great thing he did.