What’s: an exquisite speech from an American icon?

Alex Trebek‘s closing 5 Jeopardy! episodes run this week, and on the one which airs Monday, Jan. 4, the late host started the trivia present with a heartfelt message concerning the significance of generosity amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

“You will recall that a couple of month in the past, I requested all of you to take a second to present thanks for all of the blessings that you simply get pleasure from in your lives,” he mentioned, referring to his Thanksgiving 2020 handle. “Now at present, a unique type of message. That is the ‘season of giving.’ I do know you need to be beneficiant with your loved ones, your pals, your family members, however at present I would such as you to go one step additional.”

He continued, “I would such as you to open up your arms and open up your coronary heart to those that are nonetheless struggling due to COVID-19. People who find themselves struggling by no fault of their very own. We’re attempting to construct a gentler, kinder society. And if all of us pitch in just a bit bit, we’re gonna get there.”