“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek encouraged viewers to be “gentler” and “kinder” to those who are suffering during this time.
“If we all pitch in just a little bit, we’re gonna get there.” pic.twitter.com/Ip6HZJi43Y
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) January 5, 2021
“Hello, ladies and gentlemen, you’ll recall that about a month ago, I asked all of you to take a moment to give thanks for all of the blessings that you enjoy in your lives,” Trebek began. “Now today, a different kind of message.” (RELATED: ‘Jeopardy!’ Producer Says Alex Trebek Was In ‘Enormous Pain’ While Filming Final Episodes)
“This is ‘the season of giving,’ I know you want to be generous with your family, your friends, your loved ones, but today I’d like you to go one step further,” he continued. “I’d like you to open up your hands and open up your heart to those who are still suffering because of COVID-19, people who are suffering through no fault of their own.”
“We’re trying to build a gentler, kinder society,” Trebek added. “And if we all pitch in just a little bit, we’re gonna get there.”
I love this message from Trebek. He was always so insightful. Instead of being quick to judge, we should remember that so many are suffering. We don’t know what is happening to others out there, so his message of being kind holds so much weight right now.
Trebek also gave some insightful advice to “Jeopardy!” champion and interim host Ken Jennings before his death.
“I was reminded of the thing he always emphasized about the show which was: He’s not the star of the show. The host is not the star of ‘Jeopardy!'” Jennings told Good Morning America. “He always made it about the players and about the competition. It’s just hard to imagine that in the TV landscape today, a star of his size saying, ‘Hey, the game is not about you,’ but that was great advice.”