You just never know where folk hero and avid sports fan Bill Murray will show up next. Case in point: he recently dropped by a Xavier vs. Baylor college basketball game in Texas—and ended up serenading one lucky Maryellen Hook Wible for her birthday. She was turning 94.
In a video posted to Facebook, grandson Noah Wible explains how it all happened:
“Mr. Murray, you sir, are a legend,” Wible wrote in the caption for the video. “He was bombarded with people asking for pictures all game, his team (Xavier) he came to support lost, and he not only was willing to take a picture with my grandmother but was the one to ask if we could sing Happy Birthday to her. He didn’t have to do that,” Wible continued. “He genuinely wanted to make my Grandmother feel special. He is truly a class act.” Murray rounded up about 100 people to join in the singing, Wible told ABC News.
Although it would be a big deal for anyone to get this kind of birthday treatment from a celebrity, it’s especially poignant that Wible was the lucky recipient of Murray’s attention as her husband of 73 years passed away about this time last year, according to her grandson, and she “doesn’t get out much anymore.”