Dave Grohl is back to spreading cheer during the coronavirus pandemic. Just last week, the Nirvana and Foo Fighters star was part of a massive “Times Like These” singalong that featured over 20 other musicians.
Dave Grohl has been featured in a number of live streams since the COVID-19 quarantine began. There was his moving performance of “My Hero” on the iHeart Radio Living Room Concert as well as the BBC Radio 1 Stay Home Live Lounge fundraiser that also featured YUNGBLUD, 5 Seconds Of Summer and plenty of other top names.
TJ Riley is a trauma nurse working at the Jacobi Medical Center in The Bronx, NY. Riley, in addition to his husband and his parents all contracted COVID-19 but safely made it through.
During Jimmy Kimmel‘s #HealthCareHeroes section he video-chatted with Riley to talk about the state of affairs at the medical center. Kimmel says that they had been looking into what Riley likes and that they know he’s a music fan. So, Dave Grohl appears on the screen and Riley is immediately ecstatic.
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During this moment Riley talks about how big of a fan he is and Kimmel awards him with $10,000 and gift packages for all of the nurses on his unit. But wait, there’s more.
When Kimmel asked Grohl if he had anything to give to Riley, his response was gold.
“I just happen to have a guitar in my lap,” Grohl starts. “Maybe I’ll play a little song…”
Grohl plays the Foo Fighters hit “Everlong” and for the first moments, we get to see the enthusiasm in Riley’s face. Then, it cuts to a montage of healthcare workers during the crisis. Watch the performance below.
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