Jennifer Garner Surprises Frontline Healthcare Workers with Homemade Cookies in Video

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Jennifer Garner is showing her appreciation for healthcare workers with fresh pastries.

This past Sunday, the 13 Going on 30 actress baked homemade cookies and personally delivered them to the healthcare workers at the LAC+USC Medical Center, located in Southern California. To celebrate the doctors and nurses on the front lines of the pandemic, she visited the staff at the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Garner showcased the entire process in an Instagram video. The IG reel starts with the 49-year-old actress in her kitchen, putting the cookie ingredients into a mixer and blending it together. While Bill Withers’s song “Lovely Day” plays in the background, she transfers the cookie dough (with a silver spoon) onto a baking sheet.

“For a happy day – show your local [star emoji] First Responders [star emoji] some love,” the caption read. “They are still in the thick of it and miles past burnout. Thank you, @countyem_la Doctors and Nurses! Keep going! [red heart emoji].”

The video cuts to the Daredevil alum carrying the gift basket to the hospital where she meets the medical staff (and even gives one of them a fist bump). 

“I’m so sorry to take you away,” she says, “I appreciate you!” Finally, she poses and takes a picture with the healthcare workers while holding the basket full of cookies.

Fans had nothing but praise for Garner. “You are the BEST [heart emoji],” one fan commented. Another fan wrote, “You’re beyond wonderful!!!!!” Lastly, one fan chimed in and said, “As a first responder, this makes me [heart eye emoji] Thank you for loving on them. I love your giving heart!!”

Such a sweet and thoughtful gesture.

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