Bill Murray sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to 94-year old fan at Baylor basketball game
WACO, TX. – Since the Cubs’ World Series championship a month ago, little has been heard from one of their biggest fans.
But Bill Murray wasn’t about to stay away from the sporting world for long. This weekend, he made a grandmother’s day at a basketball game in Texas.
Noah Wible of Dallas posted a video of the actor, comedian and noted Cubs’ fans singing “Happy Birthday” to his grandmother MaryEllen Hook Wible, who turned 94 this weekend.
She was in attendance at the Baylor University basketball game against Xavier at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. Here is the video of Murray singing to Wible below.
Wible then wrote this on the Facebook post about what this moment meant to his grandmother.
“If you’re not a Bill Murray fan already, you will be soon. I can’t believe this happened. It is Grandmother Wible’s 94th Birthday. She doesn’t get out much anymore, but wanted to attend her first Baylor basketball game.. On the way to the game she shared with me how excited she was to get out of the house. See about this time last year my Grandfather Wible (her husband) of 73 years passed away and she has been feeling lonely lately.
Well little did she know that for her birthday she was going to sit front row, Baylor would win, and she would not only meet Bill Murray, but have him sing Happy Birthday to her. Mr. Murray, you sir, are a legend and here’s why. 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, I just asked him if we could take a quick picture. He genuinely wanted to make my Grandmother feel special. He is truly a class act. So Happy Birthday Maryellen Hook Wible, I love you and am thankful I was able to come down to celebrate with you!”