Jada Pinkett Smith’s latest episode of Red Table Talk made several surprise tributes to workers who have been on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow Smith, and mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones hosted the emotional Mother’s Day-themed episode, titled “Mother’s Day Surprises for Coronavirus Heroes,” and recruited a few of their celebrity friends to help honor the workers.
Actress and gospel singer Tamela Mann and Oscar-winning star Sandra Bullock were among the surprise celebrity guests who were connected with the workers via video conference.
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One of the stories featured in the episode highlighted cafeteria manager Yolanda Fisher, who had been providing meals for students during the pandemic for the Dallas Independent School District. She revealed that Mann’s music has helped her get through this difficult time.
After a brief pause, Jada connected the two via video conference, and Fisher appeared surprised.
“What’s up, Yolanda!” Mann said when she appeared on the screen. “You got me crying over here, this is amazing. Happy Mother’s Day to everybody!”
The brief discussion was followed by Mann singing her song “Take Me to the King” to Fisher, which is her favorite song by the singer.
Additionally, while both guests were on screen, Jada made the announcement that the Will and Jada Smith Foundation would be donating $50,000 to the Dallas Independent School District to help buy more food. The foundation also provided Fisher with a $10,000 gift certificate of her own to “do something good” for herself.
“I am tongue-tied, I don’t know what to say … I’m just bubbling with love,” Fisher remarked. “God is good. I’m on cloud nine, this is the best day in the world. I’m going to be living this week forever.”
The episode premiered Friday, May 8 on Facebook Watch. You can check out the video below.